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 1,575 as of 2 p.m. on Thursday.

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 five individual currently hospitalized as of Thursday afternoon, and there has been a total to 10 deaths. A total of 2,469 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 81 cases pending as of Thursday.

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


Ford County saw two new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its total to 2,008 as of Wednesday. Seward County added two positive cases to its total of 973. Hamilton and Haskell Counties each added one case, bringing their totals to 33 and 24, respectively. Numbers in other counties in southwest Kansas remained constant through Wednesday.

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

Finney - 1,575

Ford - 2,008

Grant - 46

Gray - 26

Hamilton - 33

Haskell - 24

Kearny - 48

Lane - 5

Meade - 30

Morton - 7

Scott - 16

Seward - 973

Stanton - 10

Stevens - 31

The state of Kansas has over 14,900 confirmed positive cases as of Wednesday.

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.