TAKE A LOOK: COVID-19 in Riley County by the numbers on Jan. 8

(Infographic by Julie Freijat | Collegian Media Group)

The Riley County Health Department announced 105 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the county on Friday, bringing the local total to 462 active cases. There are 24 additional recoveries.

In all, 5,278 people in Riley County have tested positive for COVID-19, and 4,794 people have recovered.

On Monday, two COVID-19 related deaths were announced, bringing the local total to 22. A 79-year-old male and an 82-year-old male passed away last week at Ascension Via Christi Hospital.

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

There are 14 positive patients hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi hospital in Manhattan. There is an additional possible positive patient who is hospitalized.

The 14-day positivity for Dec. 27 to Jan. 2 is 14.5 percent — a 3.2 percent increase from the week before.

Recent changes in the statewide vaccination priority protocol may change how the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed locally. A new shipment is expected next week to provide the second dose to individuals who already received their first.

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.