The Riley County Health Department reported eight new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the local total to 1,945.
People 18 to 24-years-old make up more than 77 percent of all positive cases recorded locally — about 1,500 of the unique cases.
Since Aug. 17 — the first day of classes at Kansas State — the county has added more than 1,400 new cases of COVID-19.
The campus positivity rate is declining. At K-State, the percent of positives fell below five percent for the week of Sept. 28. The community recorded a positivity rate of 9.4 percent last week.
Up-to-date information about negative tests and pending tests is unavailable at this time.
Riley County counts nine COVID-19-related deaths to date, the most recent announced on Wednesday when a male in his 70s passed away from complications.
One positive patient is currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi.