Southwest Kansas COVID-19 update

Finney County added two new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for a total of 1,540 as of 2:30 p.m. on Monday.


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, there are no individuals currently hospitalized as of Monday, and there has been a total to 10 deaths. A total of 2,106 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 30 cases pending as of Monday afternoon.


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


SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS


Ford County saw 25 new positive confirmed additional cases over the weekend, moving its total to 1,882, the largest total for a county in Kansas. Seward County added eight positive cases to a total of 907. Scott County added one case, for a total of 16. Numbers in other counties in southwest Kansas remained constant through Monday.


Here’s a look at the totals of positive confirmed COVID-19 cases, listed by the KDHE, as of 12:30 p.m. on Monday:


Finney - 1,540


Ford - 1,882


Grant - 17


Gray - 23


Hamilton - 31


Haskell - 22


Kearny - 46


Lane - 4


Meade - 30


Morton - 6


Scott - 16


Seward - 907


Stanton - 9


Stevens - 30


The state of Kansas has over 11,400 confirmed positive cases.


Finney County reopened on June 8.


The Finney County Health Department recommends practicing preventative actions such as social distancing, washing your hands regularly, and wearing a cloth facemask when in spaces where social distancing is difficult.


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.