Riley County confirmed a ninth positive case of coronavirus Friday morning.
Two of the positive cases are being treated at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. As of Friday morning, the Riley County Health Department had 13 pending tests and over 20 people continuing to be monitored. The number of negative tests is up to 75. Cases in Pottawatomie County meanwhile remain at two.
Health Department Director Julie Gibbs says the most recent positive cases are all travel associated and there remains no evidence of community spread to this point. That point was reiterated during the Friday morning update on News Radio KMAN with Ascension Via Christi President Bob Copple.
A new mapping feature available through the Riley County Response Hub at rileycountyks.gov/coronavirus assigns a score on the Social Distancing Index to let residents know how well they are following guidelines. The data is compiled using travel data for each county.
Riley County is currently scored as a B, indicating the community has reduced travel by 30-40 percent.