Southwest Kansas COVID-19 update
Finney County added 42 more positive confirmed COVID-19 case, bringing the total to 270 as of 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
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, eight individuals have been hospitalized and 262 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 .
SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS
Ford County saw 56 positive confirmed cases additionally, bringing its total to 600. Seward County added 38 positive cases to a total of 460. Grant County saw an increase of one, bringing its total to two, and Kearny County saw an increase of one bringing its total to 13 positive cases. Meade County added one case for a total of three, and Stanton County also added one, bringing its total to five cases. 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 Wednesday:
Finney - 270
Ford - 600
Grant - 2
Gray - 4
Hamilton - 2
Haskell - 7
Kearny - 13
Meade - 3
Morton - 3
Seward - 460
Stanton - 5
Stevens - 8
The state of Kansas has over 3,700 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 , 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 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, headache, sore throat, lower respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing), loss of taste or smell.