SWKS COVID-19 update

Finney County added nine more positive confirmed COVID-19 cases over the weekend, bringing the total to 40 as of noon on Monday.

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, five individuals have been hospitalized and 35 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 73 positive confirmed cases over the weekend, bringing its total to 180. Seward County added 44 positive cases to a 79 total. Kearny County had its first case over the weekend, with a total of two positive confirmed COVID-19 cases by noon Monday. Haskell County has its first confirmed case and Stevens County added one case to have a total of four. Numbers in other counties in 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 Monday:

Finney - 40

Ford - 180

Hamilton - 1

Haskell - 1

Kearny - 2

Morton - 2

Scott - 1

Seward - 79

Stanton - 3

Stevens - 4

The state of Kansas has over 1,900 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.