The Riley County Health Department announced five new COVID-19 related deaths on Jan. 20, bringing the local total to 28 deaths. The individuals ranged in age from 46 to 85.
Additionally, there are 127 new positive cases and 306 recoveries since the last report on Jan. 15. There are 361 active cases in the county.
In total, there have been 5,724 people in Riley County who have tested positive for COVID-19, and 5,335 recoveries.
There are currently 12 positive patients hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi hospital in Manhattan. One is in intensive care.
The two-week positivity rate in Riley County is 10.51 percent.
On campus, there was a 5.65 percent positivity rate for the week of Jan. 11, a decrease from the previous report of 10.25 percent. However, there was an uptick of students in quarantine and in isolation to 35 and 31 respectively, surpassing a two-week period of fewer than 27 cases.
Phase 2 for vaccinations in Riley County will begin on Jan. 21.