SWKS COVID-19 update

Finney County added nine more positive confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Saturday morning, bringing the total to 31.

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 cases of unrelated origin or connection, and Finney County does not meet that criteria.

Of the Finney County cases, four individuals have been hospitalized and 27 have quarantined at home according to the Finney County Health Department. Eight cases have recovered and there has been one death.

Additional information, including preventative measures, can be found at www.finneycounty.org/Coronavirus .


Ford County saw a jump of 23 positive confirmed cases as of Saturday morning, bringing its total to 107. Seward County added 11 positive cases to a total of 35. Numbers in other counties of southwest Kansas remained constant.

Here’s a look at the totals of positive confirmed COVID-19 cases, listed by the KDHE, as of noon on Saturday:

Finney - 31

Ford - 107

Hamilton - 1

Morton - 2

Scott - 1

Seward - 35

Stanton - 3

Stevens - 3

The state of Kansas has over 1,700 confirmed positive cases.

A statewide stay at home order, for all of Kansas, has been extended until May 3.

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.