Southwest Kansas COVID-19 update

Finney County added one new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for a total of 1,605 as of 12:45 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 2,714 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 27 cases pending as of Monday.


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


SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS


Ford County saw 11 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its total to 2,039 as of Monday. Seward County added 12 positive cases to its total of 1,028. Grant and Gray Counties each increased by four cases over the weekend, with totals of 55 and 34, respectively. Stevens County increased by three cases as of Monday with a total of 36. Hamilton and Haskell Counties each added one positive case to have totals of 36 and 35, respectively. Scott County added one case for a total of 18. 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 - 1,605


Ford - 2,039


Grant - 55


Gray - 34


Hamilton - 36


Haskell - 35


Kearny - 48


Lane - 5


Meade - 32


Morton - 7


Scott - 18


Seward - 1,028


Stanton - 12


Stevens - 36


The state of Kansas has over 20,000 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.