SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added four new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for a total of 1,628 as of 4 p.m. on Monday.

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 two individual currently hospitalized as of Monday afternoon, and there has been a total to 10 deaths. A total of 2,858 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 98 cases pending as of Monday.

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


Ford County saw eight new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its total to 2,061 as of Monday. Seward County added 12 positive cases to its total of 1,059. Stanton County added four cases over the weekend to have a total of 16 on Monday. Grant and Gray Counties each added three new cases as of Monday, for totals of 69 and 42, respectively. Meade County added one case for a total of 36 and Scott County also added one case for a new total of 20. 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 - 1,628

Ford - 2,061

Grant - 69

Gray - 42

Greeley - 2

Hamilton - 38

Haskell - 35

Kearny - 52

Lane - 5

Meade - 36

Morton - 7

Scott - 20

Seward - 1,059

Stanton - 14

Stevens - 39

The state of Kansas has over 23,300 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.