SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added eight new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 1,795 as of 4:05 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 three individual currently hospitalized as of Tuesday afternoon, and there has been one additional death, bringing the total to 11 deaths. A total of 3,434 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 93 cases pending as of Tuesday.

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 2,191 as of Wednesday. Seward County added 10 positive cases to its total of 1,168. Meade County increased by six cases, bringing its total to 59 while Scott County added four to bring its total to 42. Grant and Gray Counties each increased by two cases, bringing their totals to 98 and 75, respectively. Hamilton County added one case for a total of 43 and Stanton County also adde one case, making its total 38. 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 - 1,795

Ford - 2,191

Grant - 98

Gray - 75

Greeley - 4

Hamilton - 43

Haskell - 45

Kearny - 61

Lane - 5

Meade - 59

Morton - 9

Scott - 42

Seward - 1,168

Stanton - 38

Stevens - 46

Wichita Co. - 4

The state of Kansas has over 32,500 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 face mask 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.