SWKS COVID-19 update

The Telegram staff
The Finney County Health Department is located at 919 Zerr Rd.

Finney County added one new positive confirmed COVID-19 case for a total of 1,546 as of 3:15 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 four individual currently hospitalized as of Friday, and there has been a total to 10 deaths. A total of 2,218 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 39 cases pending as of Friday afternoon.

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


Ford County saw 10 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its total to 1,926. Seward County added no positive cases to its total of 935 over the weekend. Grant County added three positive cases, bringing its total to 24. Kearny County added two positive cases as of Monday, for a total of 48, while Stanton County added one case for a total of 10. Numbers in other counties in southwest Kansas remained constant through Friday.

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 - 1,546

Ford - 1,926

Grant - 24

Gray - 24

Hamilton - 31

Haskell - 23

Kearny - 48

Lane - 5

Meade - 30

Morton - 6

Scott - 16

Seward - 935

Stanton - 10

Stevens - 30

The state of Kansas has over 12,400 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.