SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added nine new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for a total of 1,595 as of 1:15 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 three individual currently hospitalized as of Thursday afternoon, and there has been a total to 10 deaths. A total of 2,633 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 65 cases pending as of Thursday.

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


Ford County saw seven new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its total to 2,028 as of Friday. Seward County added 21 positive cases to its total of 1,016. Haskell County added four new cases as of Friday for a total of 34. Gray and Meade Counties each added two cases, bringing their totals to 30 and 32, respectively. Scott County added one case for a total of 17, while Stevens County added one more case for a total of 33. 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 Friday:

Finney - 1,595

Ford - 2,028

Grant - 51

Gray - 30

Hamilton - 35

Haskell - 34

Kearny - 48

Lane - 5

Meade - 32

Morton - 7

Scott - 17

Seward - 1,016

Stanton - 12

Stevens - 33

The state of Kansas has over 18,600 confirmed positive cases as of Friday.

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.