Health department reports 28 new COVID-19 cases, low positivity rate

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(Infographic by Julie Freijat | Collegian Media Group)

The Riley County Health Department announced 28 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 16 recoveries, bringing the number of active cases to 40.

In total, there have been 6,370 total cases of COVID-19 in the county and 6,294 recoveries. The positivity rate for the week of April 7 is 2.1 percent.

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

Ascension Via Christi hospital in Manhattan is currently caring for one positive patient in the ICU at this time.

On campus, Lafene Health Center reports a positivity rate of 0.62 percent. The on-campus positivity rate has been below one percent for five weeks.

(Infographic by Julie Freijat | Collegian Media Group)
(Infographic by Julie Freijat | Collegian Media Group)

Everyone in Riley County over the age of 18 is eligible for a vaccine. The state of Kansas temporarily halted the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine after six cases of rare blood clots occurred in individuals who received the vaccine nationwide.

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Bailey Britton
My name is Bailey Britton and I am the 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.