SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added three new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for a total of 1,691 as of 4:37 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 Monday afternoon, and there has been a total of 10 deaths. A total of 3,036 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 131 cases pending as of Tuesday.

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

SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS

Ford County saw 12 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its total to 2,087 as of Wednesday. Seward County added six positive cases to its total of 1,087. Gray County added three new cases for a total of 57 while Stevens County added two cases for a total of 43. Hamilton and Scott Counties each added one case, bringing their totals to 40 and 24, respectively. Wichita County added one case for a total of three. Grant County also increased by one case, for a total of 79. 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 - 1,691

Ford - 2,087

Grant - 79

Gray - 57

Greeley - 3

Hamilton - 40

Haskell - 38

Kearny - 54

Lane - 5

Meade - 40

Morton - 9

Scott - 24

Seward - 1,087

Stanton - 21

Stevens - 43

Wichita Co. - 3

The state of Kansas has over 26,800 confirmed positive cases as of Wednesday.

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.