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K-State Today

November 18, 2020

Updates on COVID-19 in K-State communities

Submitted by Division of Communications and Marketing

Kansas State University continues to track and evaluate COVID-19 data in our community. Every week, the university is updating the online dashboard that tracks COVID-19 data in university-connected communities. The newest data will be uploaded on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

The Monday, Nov. 16, update from the Riley County Health Department indicates:

  • 180 new positive cases and 54 additional recoveries since the Friday, Nov. 13, report.
  • 551 active cases in Riley County.
  • 2,422 recovered cases in Riley County.
  • 14 deaths in Riley County.
  • Age summary of positive cases in Riley County.
  • Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 11 COVID-19 patients at this time and two persons under investigation. Three COVID-19 positive patients and two of the patients under investigation are in the intensive care unit.
  • One outbreak associated with a fraternity; one outbreak associated with a sorority; one outbreak associated with a scholarship house; one outbreak associated with the K-State track and field team; and one outbreak associated with the K-State football team.

The Nov. 13 edition of The Mercury included a letter to the editor from the MHK Clinical Task Force Executive Committee. The letter urges the community to take precautions against the spread of coronavirus as cases surge across the state.

Find the latest COVID-19 data on K-State's online dashboard.

K-State is using 10 indicators and additional data to determine if and when changes to the university's operating status are necessary for the health and safety of the community. Data for each topic and indicator is collected and analyzed multiple times per week to provide updated information so leadership can make proactive decisions as quickly as possible.

For a more complete picture of the COVID-19 situation in campus host communities, visit websites from the Riley County Health Department, the Saline County Health Department and the Johnson County Health Department.

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