The Riley County Health Department reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the local total to 1,968.
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. Over the weekend, more than 50 percent of the new cases reported were in that age group.
In all, 1,827 people who previously tested positive for COVID-19 are recovered, leaving just 132 active cases.
Riley County counts nine COVID-19-related deaths to date, the most recent announced last Wednesday when a male in his 70s passed away from complications.
Three positive patients are currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi.
Riley County reported a 7.4 percent positivity rate for the week of Oct. 4, a 1.4 percent decrease from the previous week.
Since Aug. 17 — the first day of classes at Kansas State — the county has added more than 1,450 new cases of COVID-19.
Up-to-date information about negative tests and pending tests is unavailable at this time.