Riley County positivity rate jumps to three percent


The Riley County Health Department announced 42 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 43 additional recoveries, bringing the total amount of active cases to 41.

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

For the week of April 18, the positivity rate was 3.2 percent. Of the 1,028 tests performed, 33 were positive. On campus, the positivity rate was 3.66 percent for the week of April 26. Of the 526 tests performed at Lafene, 20 were positive.

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.

There is one COVID-19-positive patient at Ascension Via Christi hospital in Manhattan.

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

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have 6,463 total cases of COVID-19.

The health department has fully vaccinated 19,184 people.

My name is Bailey Britton and I am the former 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.