Southwest Kansas COVID-19 update

Finney County added four more positive confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday and Saturday, bringing the total to 16.

At this time, Finney County is not considered a community spread region according to the Finney County Health Department. The KDHE defines community spread as five (5) cases of unrelated origin or connection, and Finney County does not meet that criteria.

Additional information, including preventative measures, can be found at .

Hamilton County had its first positive confirmed case on Friday. Stevens County added one more and Ford County added two.

Other parts of southwest Kansas are beginning to feel COVID-19 outbreak also. Here’s a look at the totals of positive confirmed COVID-19 cases, listed by th KDHE, as of 9 p.m. on Saturday:

Finney - 16

Ford - 5

Hamilton - 1

Morton - 1

Scott - 1

Seward - 3

Stevens - 2

The state of Kansas has over 1,100 confirmed positive cases.

A statewide stay at home order, for all of Kansas, is in effect and is set to expire on April 19.

Call Finney County’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline, at (620) 272-3600  if you have recently traveled to a known infected area, have had exposure to someone who has COVID-19, or are experiencing mild to severe respiratory illness, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath.