Health department announces seven new COVID-19-related deaths from December through February

(Infographic by Julie Freijat | Collegian Media Group)

In the latest COVID-19 update for Riley County, the health department announced seven new deaths attributed to COVID-19. This brings the local total to 43 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The seven deaths occurred between Dec. 1, 2020, and Feb. 9, 2021. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recently verified these deaths. The health department was unaware of these cases initially.

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

Additionally, the Riley County Health Department announced 34 new cases of COVID-19 as well as 13 recoveries since the last report on April 21. Currently, there are 42 active cases of COVID-19 in the county.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been 6,421 cases of COVID-19 in Riley County and 6,336 recoveries.

The positivity rate for the week of April 18 was 1.7 percent. On campus for the same time frame, the positivity rate was 1.2 percent.

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

The health department has fully vaccinated 17,273 people in the county.

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