Health department announces increase in COVID-19 positivity rates

(Infographic by Julie Freijat | Collegian Media Group)

In the latest COVID-19 update released on April 13, the Riley County Health Department identified 15 new COVID-19 cases since last week.

Active cases have increased from 16 to 18 since the previous report. However, Ascension Via Christi has no COVID-19 hospitalizations, according to RCHD.

The Kansas State campus also experienced an increase in positive COVID-19 cases. Since its most recent report, Lafene identified four new positive cases, bringing the positivity rate up from 0.00 percent to 3.88 percent for the week of April 4-8. The number of tests administered this past week also increased from 92 to 103.

Free rapid and PCR tests are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with no appointment at 3019 Anderson Ave. The service is available through the end of April.

The health department continues to provide COVID-19 vaccinations with or without an appointment. Walk-in vaccinations are available at 2030 Tecumseh Road from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday-Wednesday, noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday. Individuals can schedule appointments by calling (785) 565-6560. However, COVID-19 testing is longer available at the location.