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October 7, 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, Oct. 7.

The Monday, Oct. 5, update from the Riley County Health Department indicates:

  • 76 new positive cases since the Wednesday, Sept. 30, report.
  • 15 active outbreaks in Riley County. No new areas of outbreak have been added since the Sept. 30 report. Outbreaks at Theta Xi and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternities have expired since no new cases have been associated with those locations within the last 28 days.
  • 8 deaths in Riley County.
  • Three positive patients are hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan because of severe symptoms.
  • Age summary of new cases in Riley County.

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.