The Riley County Health Department reported another COVID-19 related death on Friday after an 87-year-old female resident from the Leonardville Nursing Home passed away. Hers is the second death associated with the ongoing outbreak at the nursing home and the 15th in the county.
There are also 136 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Friday, bringing the local total to 3,564.
People 18 to 24-years-old make up about 60 percent of all positive cases recorded locally — about 2,100 unique cases.
Of the 12 active COVID-19 outbreaks in the county, five are connected to Kansas State students. The list of ongoing outbreaks is as follows:
- Good Shepherd Hospice – 6 cases, no recoveries, no deaths
- KSTAT Urgent Care – 12 cases, five recoveries, no deaths
- Stonecreek Family Physicians – seven cases, no recoveries, no deaths
- Alpha of Clovia – two cases, five recoveries, no deaths
- Beta Sigma Psi – no cases, five recoveries, no deaths
- Alpha Chi Omega — no cases, five recoveries, no deaths
- Creche Daycare – no cases, seven recoveries, no deaths
- K-State football – three cases, 74 recoveries, no deaths
- K-State track and field – no cases, 27 recoveries, no deaths
- Leonardville Nursing Home – no cases, 11 recoveries, two deaths
- Via Christi Village – 10 cases, nine recoveries, one death
- 10/17 Wedding – no cases, 42 recoveries, no deaths
It takes 28 days of no new positive tests associated with an outbreak for the health department to declare it complete.
In all, 3,113 people who previously tested positive for COVID-19 in Riley County are recovered, leaving 436 active cases.
There are eight positive patients currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi in Manhattan. Two additional possible positive individuals are hospitalized.
Riley County reported a 16 percent positivity rate for the week of Nov. 15, a slight decrease from the previous week. The most recent report from K-State showed an on-campus positivity rate below five percent.
Since Aug. 17, the first day of classes at Kansas State, the county added more than 3,000 new cases of COVID-19.
Up-to-date information about pending and negative tests is unavailable at this time.