SWKS COVID-19 update

Finney County added 40 more positive confirmed COVID-19 case, bringing the total to 127 as of 5 p.m. on Thursday.

As more positive confirmations of COVID-19 occur across the county, local health officials have determined there is evidence of community spread of the disease.

The Finney County Health Department defines community spread as “five or more positive cases where the source is unable to be traced.” This has been determined due to the number of positive cases not related to in or out-of-state travel and evidence of the disease being spread from person-to-person in Finney County.

Of the Finney County cases, five individuals have been hospitalized and 122 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 62 positive confirmed cases additionally, bringing its total to 350. Seward County added 107 positive cases to a total of 232. Grant and Meade Counties each record their first positive cases as of Thursday. Kearny County added two positive cases to bring its total to 10, while Gray County added one for a total of two, and Stanton County added one for 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 Friday:

Finney - 127

Ford - 350

Grant - 1

Gray - 2

Hamilton - 1

Haskell - 6

Kearny - 10

Meade - 1

Morton - 2

Scott - 1

Seward - 232

Stanton - 4

Stevens - 6

The state of Kansas has over 2,700 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, chills, rigors, myalgia, malaise, headache, sore throat, lower respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing), loss of taste or smell.