SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added two new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 1,798 as of 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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 four individual currently hospitalized as of Thursday afternoon, and there has been a total to 11 deaths. A total of 3,489 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 128 cases pending as of Thursday.

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


Ford County saw 15 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its total to 2,206 as of Friday. Seward County added 21 positive cases to its total of 1,189. Scott County saw an increase of 12 cases since Wednesday for a total of 54 on Friday. Kearny County added five cases for a total of 66, as Grant and Haskell Counties added four cases each for totals of 102 and 49, respectively. Gray County added two cases for a total of 77, and Stanton County also added two cases for a total of 40. Lane and Morton Counties each increased by one case for totals of six and 10, respectively. Numbers in other counties in southwest Kansas remained constant through Friday.

Here’s a look at the totals of positive confirmed COVID-19 cases, listed by the KDHE, as of 12:30 p.m. on Friday:

Finney - 1,798

Ford - 2,206

Grant - 102

Gray - 77

Greeley - 4

Hamilton - 43

Haskell - 49

Kearny - 66

Lane - 6

Meade - 59

Morton - 10

Scott - 54

Seward - 1,189

Stanton - 40

Stevens - 46

Wichita Co. - 4

The state of Kansas has over 33,800 confirmed positive cases as of Friday.

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.