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.
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.
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.