SWKS COVID-19 update

Staff Writer
Garden City Telegram
The Finney County Health Department is located at 919 Zerr Rd.

Finney County added six new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for a total of 1,672 as of 4:35 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 two individual currently hospitalized as of Friday afternoon, and there has been a total of 10 deaths. A total of 2,927 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 101 cases pending as of Friday.

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

SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS

Ford County saw six new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its total to 2,075 as of Monday. Seward County added eight positive cases to its total of 1,081. Gray County added seven cases over the weekend for a total of 54 on Monday. Stanton County increased by three cases for a total of 21. Scott and Meade Counties each added two cases for totals of 23 and 40, respectively. Hamilton County added one case for a total of 39; Kearny County increased by one case to a total of 54; and Stevens County added one case for a total of 41. 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 - 1,672

Ford - 2,075

Grant - 78

Gray - 54

Greeley - 3

Hamilton - 39

Haskell - 38

Kearny - 54

Lane - 5

Meade - 40

Morton - 9

Scott - 23

Seward - 1,081

Stanton - 21

Stevens - 41

Wichita Co. - 2

The state of Kansas has over 26,100 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.