TAKE A LOOK: COVID-19 in Riley County by the numbers on Feb. 24

(Infographic by Julie Freijat | Collegian Media Group)

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.

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

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.

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.