Southwest Kansas COVID-19 update

Finney County added 27 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 2,435 as of 4:08 p.m. on Monday, with 352 active positive cases being monitored.


Of the Finney County cases, there are seven individual currently hospitalized, and there has been an additional death as of Monday, bringing the total to 14 deaths. A total of 5,969 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 167 cases pending as of 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."


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


Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City is listed on the KDHE’s clusters list for long term care facilities with a total of 16 positive cases.


SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS


Ford County saw 80 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 3,174 as of Monday. Seward County added 19 positive cases to its total of 1,724. Gray County increased by nine cases for a total of 152 while Grant County added eight cases for a total of 318. Kearny County added seven cases for a total of 117 and Stevens County increased by six cases for a total of 175.


Meade and Scott Counties each added five cases as of Monday, bringing their totals to 156 and 132, respectively. Haskell and Morton Counties each added three cases for totals of 147 and 30, respectively. Stanton and Wichita Counties also each added three cases, for totals of 79 and 11, respectively. Greeley and Lane Counties each added one case as of Monday, bringing their totals to 24 and 17, respectively. Numbers in other counties in southwest Kansas remained constant through Monday.


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


Finney - 2,435


Ford - 3,174


Grant - 318


Gray - 152


Greeley - 24


Hamilton - 50


Haskell - 147


Kearny - 117


Lane - 17


Meade - 156


Morton - 30


Scott - 132


Seward - 1,724


Stanton - 79


Stevens - 175


Wichita Co. - 11


The state of Kansas has over 67,800 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.