SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 18 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for a total of 1,646 as of 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday.

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 Tuesday afternoon, and there has been a total of 10 deaths. A total of 2,866 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 84 cases pending as of Tuesday.

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


Ford County saw four new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its total to 2,065 as of Wednesday. Seward County added eight positive cases to its total of 1,067. Wichita County had its first confirmed positive case as of Wednesday. Grant and Gray Counties each added two cases, bringing their totals to 71 and 44, respectively. Greeley County added one case for a total of three, while Kearny County added one for a total of 53. Meade and Scott Counties each increased by one for totals of 37 and 21, respectively. Stanton County added one for 17 total, and Stevens County increased by one for a total of 40. 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 - 1,646

Ford - 2,065

Grant - 71

Gray - 44

Greeley - 3

Hamilton - 38

Haskell - 35

Kearny - 53

Lane - 5

Meade - 37

Morton - 7

Scott - 21

Seward - 1,067

Stanton - 17

Stevens - 40

Wichita Co. - 1

The state of Kansas has over 24,100 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.