Southwest Kansas COVID-19 update

Finney County added eight new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for a total of 1,554 as of 3:40 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."


Of the Finney County cases, there are three individual currently hospitalized as of Monday afternoon, and there has been a total to 10 deaths. A total of 2,255 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 34 cases pending as of Monday.


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


SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS


Ford County saw 10 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its total to 1,926. Seward County added no positive cases to its total of 935 over the weekend. Grant County added three positive cases, bringing its total to 24. Kearny County added two positive cases as of Monday, for a total of 48, while Stanton County added one case for a total of 10. 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 - 1,554


Ford - 1,926


Grant - 24


Gray - 24


Hamilton - 31


Haskell - 23


Kearny - 48


Lane - 5


Meade - 30


Morton - 6


Scott - 16


Seward - 935


Stanton - 10


Stevens - 30


The state of Kansas has over 12,400 confirmed positive cases as of Monday.


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.