TAKE A LOOK: COVID-19 in Riley County by the numbers on Nov. 6

(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

The Riley County Health Department reported 86 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the local total to 2,397.

People 18 to 24-years-old make up about 68 percent of all positive cases recorded locally — about 1,500 of the unique cases. About 60 percent of the new cases fall in that age group.

In all, 2,193 people who previously tested positive for COVID-19 are recovered, leaving 192 active cases.

Riley County counts 12 COVID-19-related deaths to date, announcing one new death this month. An 88-year-old female resident of Leonardville Nursing Home passed away last week at Ascension Via Christi Hospital.

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

There are four positive patients currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi in Manhattan. An additional four people with possible COVID-19 infections are hospitalized.

Riley County reported a 9.7 percent positivity rate for the week of Oct. 25, a 3.3 percent increase from the previous week. The most recent report from Kansas State showed an on-campus positivity rate nearing five 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 20,815 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.