The Riley County Health Department announced nine new positive cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 24, as well as 47 recoveries. Currently, there are 96 active cases of COVID-19.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Riley County had 6,177 cases of COVID-19 and 6,048. There have been 33 deaths.
There are three individuals hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi hospital in Manhattan, one of whom is in intensive care.
The health department reports a positivity rate of three percent for the week of Feb. 14.
On campus for the week of Feb. 15, the positivity rate was 1.69 percent.
This morning, President Richard Myers announced Kansas State plans to return to mostly in-person classes this fall.
“We have long anticipated the day when the K-State family could gather again in person,” Myers wrote. “As the pandemic continues to improve, we are planning a fall semester that will be more normal than our 2020-2021 academic year. As with all things COVID-19 related, these plans depend on continued improvement in suppressing the spread of the virus.”
Additionally, K-State will open its vaccination clinic on Friday. Riley County is still in Phase 2 of vaccinations.