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

(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.

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.