The Riley County Health Department announced six new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 24, as well as 10 additional recoveries. There have been 6,294 total positive cases in the county — 53 are active.
For the week of March 14, the positivity rate in the county was 1.4 percent. On campus, the rate is 0.82 percent.
Ascension Via Christi hospital in Manhattan is currently caring for one COVID-19 positive patient.
The county continues to vaccinate those in Phase 2 and will begin to vaccinate those in Phase 3 and 4 this week.
To date, 7,175 people in Riley County are fully vaccinated by the health department.