TAKE A LOOK: COVID-19 in Riley County by the numbers on Oct. 21

(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

The Riley County Health Department reported 39 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the local total to 2,084.

People 18 to 24-years-old make up about 70 percent of all positive cases recorded locally — about 1,500 of the unique cases.

In all, 2,002 people who previously tested positive for COVID-19 are recovered, leaving 71 active cases.

Riley County counts 11 COVID-19-related deaths to date, announcing three new deaths this month.

(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)
(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

There is one positive patient currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi.

Riley County reported a 5.9 percent positivity rate for the week of Oct. 11 — a one percent decrease from the previous week. The most recent report from Kansas State showed an on-campus positivity rate of 2.2. percent.

Since Aug. 17, the first day of classes at Kansas State, the county has added more than 1,500 new cases of COVID-19.

Up-to-date information about negative tests and pending tests is unavailable at this time.

My name is Kaylie McLaughlin and I'm the managing editor and audience engagement manager of the Collegian. Previously, I've been the editor-in-chief and the news editor. In the past, I have also contributed to the Royal Purple Yearbook and KKSU-TV. Off-campus, you can find my bylines in the Wichita Eagle, the Shawnee Mission Post and KSNT News. I grew up just outside of Kansas City in Shawnee, Kansas. I’m a senior in digital journalism with a minor in French and a secondary focus in international and area studies. As a third-generation K-Stater, I bleed purple and my goal is to serve the Wildcat community with accurate coverage.