On Friday, the Riley County Health Department added another death to the local COVID-19 count. An 81-year-old male patient at Wamego Health Center died.
He tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 1. His is the fourteenth COVID-19 related death in Riley County and the second announced this week.
Also, the Riley County Health Department reported 170 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the local total to 2,807.
People 18 to 24-years-old make up about 66 percent of all positive cases recorded locally — about 1,800 of the unique cases.
Of the nine active COVID-19 outbreaks in the county right now, five are K-State related. The list of ongoing outbreaks are as follows:
- Alpha of Clovia – seven cases, no recoveries, no deaths
- Beta Sigma Psi – five cases, no recoveries, no deaths
- Alpha Chi Omega — five cases, no recoveries, no deaths
- Creche Daycare – seven cases, no recoveries, no deaths
- K-State football – 11 cases, 66 recoveries, no deaths
- K-State track and field – 27 cases, five recoveries, no deaths
- Leonardville Nursing Home – 12 cases, no recoveries, one death
- Via Christi Village – five cases, no recoveries, one death
- 10/17 Wedding – two cases, 40 recoveries, no deaths
In all, 2,368 people who previously tested positive for COVID-19 are recovered, leaving 425 active cases.
There are 11 positive patients currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi in Manhattan, three of whom are currently in intensive care. An additional three possible positive individuals are hospitalized as well.
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 22,519 negative results.2,368