Southwest Kansas COVID-19 update

Finney County added one new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 1,872 as of 3:20 p.m. on Friday, with 72 active positive cases being monitored.


Of the Finney County cases, there are four individual currently hospitalized as of Friday, and there has been a total to 12 deaths. A total of 3,862 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 87 cases pending as of Friday.


Numbers for Finney County on Monday were unavailable from the FCHD by press time.


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."


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


SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS


Ford County saw 24 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its total to 2,333 as of Monday. Seward County added 14 positive cases to its total of 1,281. Grant County added nine cases over the weekend for a total of 134. Scott County added five cases for a total of 86. Gray County added three cases for a total of 90 as of Monday. Haskell and Stevens Counties each added two cases, for totals of 59 each. Kearny and Meade Counties each added one case for totals of 73 and 72, respectively. 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 - 1,872


Ford - 2,333


Grant - 134


Gray - 90


Greeley - 4


Hamilton - 44


Haskell - 59


Kearny - 73


Lane - 7


Meade - 72


Morton - 10


Scott - 86


Seward - 1,281


Stanton - 43


Stevens - 59


Wichita Co. - 4


The state of Kansas has over 42,600 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.