TAKE A LOOK: COVID-19 by the numbers in Riley County on Dec. 18

(Infographic by Julie Freijat | Collegian Media Group)

The Riley County Health Department reported 98 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the local total to 4,494.

In all, 4,058 people who previously tested positive for COVID-19 in Riley County are recovered, leaving 417 active cases.

There are nine positive patients currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi in Manhattan. An additional possible positive individual is hospitalized. Four patients are in intensive care.

Nineteen 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)

“Starting today, WellHealth will offer free, drive-up, saliva-based COVID-19 testing at CiCo Park in Manhattan,” a press release from the county health department said. “The location is the same as the other testing events, at the 4H barns near Pottorf Hall. Participants can now make appointments ahead of time to streamline the process. Results will be sent by text or email directly from WellHealth, and shared with RCHD and KDHE as well.”

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