Southwest Kansas COVID-19 update

Finney County added 65 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 3,041 as of 4:26 p.m. on Wednesday, with an increase to 651 active positive cases being monitored.


Of the Finney County cases, there are 15 individual currently hospitalized, and there has been two additional deaths as of Wednesday, for a total of 20 deaths. A total of 6,665 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 329 cases pending as of Wednesday.


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 .


The Finney County Jail in Garden City is listed on the KDHE’s clusters list for correctional facilities with a total of 22 positive cases.


SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS


Ford County saw 77 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 3,448 as of Wednesday. Seward County added 72 positive cases to its total of 1,967. Grant County added 21 cases for a total of 404, while Stevens County increased by 16 cases for a total of 221. Gray County added 14 cases for a total of 194. Haskell County added nine cases for a total of 171 while Greeley County increased by six cases for a total of 40.


Meade and Morton Counties each added five cases as of Wednesday, bringing their totals to 167 and 55, respectively. Stanton and Wichita Counties also each increased by five cases for totals of 102 and 46, respectively. Scott County added two cases for a total of 174, Numbers in other counties of southwest Kansas remained constant as of Wednesday.


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 Wednesday:


Finney - 3,041


Ford - 3,448


Grant - 404


Gray - 194


Greeley - 40


Hamilton - 69


Haskell - 171


Kearny - 147


Lane - 24


Meade - 167


Morton - 55


Scott - 174


Seward - 1,967


Stanton - 102


Stevens - 221


Wichita Co. - 46


The state of Kansas has over 82,000 confirmed positive cases as of Wednesday.


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.