TAKE A LOOK: COVID-19 in Riley County by the numbers on Jan. 22

(Infographic by Julie Freijat | Collegian Media Group)

The Riley County Health Department announced 75 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the local total to 5,799. Of those cases, 402 are active.

The health department also announced 34 additional recoveries since Wednesday, bringing the total recoveries to 5,369.

On Wednesday, the health department announced five deaths in individuals ranging from age 46 to 85. There have been 28 deaths in the county.

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

At Ascension Via Christi hospital in Manhattan, nine individuals are hospitalized — one patient is in intensive care.

Phase 2 of vaccination in Kansas began on Jan. 21, which means adults 65 and older, first responders, K-12 teachers and staff, child care professionals and individuals in group homes are eligible to receive vaccinations.

The health department has received 3,670 doses so far and administered 2,862.

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.