Southwest Kansas COVID-19 update

Finney County added three new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 1,783 as of 3:35 p.m. on Friday.


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 five individual currently hospitalized as of Friday afternoon, and there has been a total of 10 deaths. A total of 3,330 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 96 cases pending as of Friday. Finney County numbers for Monday were unavailable by press time.


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


SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS


Ford County saw 23 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its total to 2,184 as of Monday. Seward County added 14 positive cases to its total of 1,158. Scott County added nine cases over the weekend for a total of 38, while Grant County added six cases for 96 total as of Monday. Kearny and Stanton Counties each added two cases for totals of 61 and 37, respectively. Hamilton County increased by one case for a total of 42; Haskell County added one case for a total of 45; and Meade County added one case for a total of 53. 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 - 1,783


Ford - 2,184


Grant - 96


Gray - 73


Greeley - 4


Hamilton - 42


Haskell - 45


Kearny - 61


Lane - 5


Meade - 53


Morton - 9


Scott - 38


Seward - 1,158


Stanton - 37


Stevens - 46


Wichita Co. - 4


The state of Kansas has over 31,700 confirmed positive cases as of Monday.


The Finney County Health Department recommends practicing preventative actions such as social distancing, washing your hands regularly, and wearing a cloth face mask 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.