The Riley County Health Department reported 126 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the local total to 2,523. This is the largest increase in new cases documented in the community since September.
People 18 to 24-years-old make up about 68 percent of all positive cases recorded locally — close to 1,500 of the unique cases.
In all, 2,253 people who previously tested positive for COVID-19 are recovered, leaving 258 active cases.
Riley County counts 12 COVID-19-related deaths to date, announcing one new death this month.
There are six positive patients currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi in Manhattan. An additional person with a possible COVID-19 infections is 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 21,226 negative results.