Riley County reports 76 new COVID cases; 15 active outbreaks

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The Riley County Health Department confirmed 76 new coronavirus cases since last Wednesday’s report.

Numbers show that of those 76 cases, 40 of the patients are ages 18 to 24. The percent positive rate, released Monday shows that for the week of September 27, Riley county was at 9.4 percent, up slightly from the week before.

Ascension Via Christi is currently caring for three positive patients, and one person with coronavirus symptoms waiting on test results.

Results from last week’s free testing events in Riley County have began to come in. So far, 10 of the 215 residents tested were positive, but some results are still pending. If you were tested and don’t receive a call by October 9, please contact the health department.

Additionally, there are 15 active outbreaks in Riley County. No new outbreaks have been added since the September 30 report. Outbreaks at Theta Xi and Lambda Chi Alpha have expired.

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