Number of K-State students in quarantine triples as positive cases rise

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Kansas State University is reporting the number of students in quarantine in Manhattan tripled in one week after a spike in COVID-19 cases in Riley County.

The latest information in K-State’s online dashboard shows the number of students in quarantine as of Aug. 28 was 477, up from 159 a week earlier. The total number of students in isolation was 226 compared to 49 the week before. At least 88 students were cleared from quarantine and 43 were cleared from isolation.

Data shows of the 795 weekly tests reported by Lafene Health Center, 213 positives were reported between Aug. 24 and Aug. 28, along with 482 negative tests. That equals a 26.8 percent positive rate, up from 9.42 percent the previous week.

Between March 17 and Aug. 31, Lafene has tested 3,029 individuals, with 409 positives and 2,619 negatives, for a percent positive rate of 13.5 percent.

Full information from the dashboard can be found here.

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