On Wednesday, the Riley County Health Department added another death to the local COVID-19 count. A 63-year-old male resident of Via Christi Village died at at Ascension Via Christi hospital in Manhattan.
He tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 2. His was the thirteenth COVID-19 related death in Riley County and the second announced this month.
Also, the Riley County Health Department reported 114 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the local total to 2,637
People 18 to 24-years-old make up about 66 percent of all positive cases recorded locally — about 1,700 of the unique cases.
In all, 2,273 people who previously tested positive for COVID-19 are recovered, leaving 351 active cases.
There are 10 positive patients currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi in Manhattan, four of whom are currently in intensive care.
Riley County reported a 9.1 percent positivity rate for the week of Nov. 1, a slight decrease from the previous week. The most recent report from Kansas State showed an on-campus positivity rate surpassing 10 percent.
Since Aug. 17, the first day of classes at Kansas State, the county has added more than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19.
Up-to-date information about pending tests is unavailable at this time. The local health department reports 21,626 negative results.