The Riley County Health Department reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the local total to 2,214.
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, 2,076 people who previously tested positive for COVID-19 are recovered, leaving 127 active cases.
Riley County counts 11 COVID-19-related deaths to date, announcing three new deaths this month.
There are two positive patients currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi in Manhattan.
Riley County reported a 7.7 percent positivity rate for the week of Oct. 18, a 2.5 percent increase from the previous week. The most recent report from Kansas State showed an on-campus positivity rate of 1.98 percent.
Since Aug. 17, the first day of classes at Kansas State, the county has added more than 1,700 new cases of COVID-19.
Up-to-date information about pending tests is unavailable at this time. The local health department reports 19,251 negative results.