TAKE A LOOK: COVID-19 in Riley County by the numbers on Dec. 28

(Infographic by Julie Freijat | Collegian Media Group)

The Riley County Health Department reported 45 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Dec. 28, bringing the local total to 4,718. There are 241 active cases in the county.

In all, 4,457 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Riley County.

On Dec. 23, the health department reported the 20th death in Riley County. The patient was an 88-year-old man who passed away at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.

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

Ascension Via Christi has 13 COVID-19 positive patients in its care at this time.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced the Kansas Unified Testing Strategy will continue through Jan. 31. The plan allows all Kansans access to testing with no out-of-pocket fees.

My name is Bailey Britton and I am the former editor-in-chief of the Collegian. Previously, I have been the assistant news editor and the managing editor. I have also interned for the Manhattan Mercury and the Colby Free Press. I grew up in Colby, Kansas, and I am a junior in journalism and English. Through the Collegian, I aim to provide the K-State community with quality news coverage while we learn to serve our campus.