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 cases for a total of 1,563 as of 3:50 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 three individual currently hospitalized as of Friday, and there has been a total to 10 deaths. A total of 2,363 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 41 cases pending as of Friday.

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


Ford County saw 23 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its total to 2,006 as of Monday. Seward County added 15 positive cases to its total of 971 over the weekend. Grant County added seven new cases for a total of 46. Scott and Stevens Counties each added one case, for totals of 17 and 31, 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 - 1,563

Ford - 2,006

Grant - 46

Gray - 26

Hamilton - 32

Haskell - 23

Kearny - 48

Lane - 5

Meade - 30

Morton - 7

Scott - 17

Seward - 971

Stanton - 10

Stevens - 31

The state of Kansas has over 14,400 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.