TAKE A LOOK: COVID-19 by the numbers in Riley County on Dec. 9

(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

The Riley County Health Department reported 153 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the local total to 4,176.

In all, 3,667 people who previously tested positive for COVID-19 in Riley County are recovered, leaving 493 active cases.

There are six positive patients currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi in Manhattan.

In all, 16 individuals have died from COVID-19 related complications in Riley County.

(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)
(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

At this time, there are at least 13 active outbreaks in the county, but because of a change in policy, active outbreaks are not recorded by location in the county’s health reports, but by type of location. There are four outbreaks associated with long term care facilities, one outbreak with a school, three with health care facilities, two with athletic teams and three with group living.

Up-to-date information about pending tests is unavailable at this time. There have been at least 33,218 negative tests returned in Riley County.

In the community, the two-week positivity rate is above 20 percent. On campus at K-State, the positivity rate increased to about 8.3 percent.

My name is Kaylie McLaughlin and I'm the ex-managing editor and audience engagement manager of the Collegian. Previously, I've been the editor-in-chief and the news editor. In the past, I have also contributed to the Royal Purple Yearbook and KKSU-TV. Off-campus, you can find my bylines in the Wichita Eagle, the Shawnee Mission Post and KSNT News. I grew up just outside of Kansas City in Shawnee, Kansas. I’m a senior in digital journalism with a minor in French and a secondary focus in international and area studies. As a third-generation K-Stater, I bleed purple and my goal is to serve the Wildcat community with accurate coverage.