TAKE A LOOK: COVID-19 in Riley County by the numbers on Oct. 26

(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

The Riley County Health Department reported 29 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the local total to 2,140.

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, 2,029 people who previously tested positive for COVID-19 are recovered, leaving 100 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 in Manhattan.

Riley County reported a 5.9 percent positivity rate for the week of Oct. 11, a one percent decrease from the previous week. Data for the week of Oct. 18 is not available at this time. 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 pending tests is unavailable at this time, but the county updated the total volume of negative tests returned in the county for the first time in several weeks. The local health department reports 17,028 negative results.

My name is Kaylie McLaughlin and I'm the ex-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.