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.
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.