SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 14 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases over the weekend for an overall total of 1,815 as of 5:20 p.m. on Monday.

Of the Finney County cases, there are two individual currently hospitalized as of Monday, and there has been a total to 11 deaths. A total of 3,552 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 59 cases pending as of Monday.

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.”

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


Ford County saw 13 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its total to 2,219 as of Monday. Seward County added three positive cases to its total of 1,192. Scott County saw an increase of 12 cases over the weekend for a total of 66 on Monday, while Grant County added 10 cases for a total of 112. Haskell County added three cases for a total of 52. Gray and Kearny Counties each increased by two cases as of Monday, with totals of 79 and 68, respectively. 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 - 1,815

Ford - 2,219

Grant - 112

Gray - 79

Greeley - 4

Hamilton - 43

Haskell - 52

Kearny - 68

Lane - 6

Meade - 59

Morton - 10

Scott - 66

Seward - 1,192

Stanton - 40

Stevens - 46

Wichita Co. - 4

The state of Kansas has over 35,100 confirmed positive cases as of Monday.

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.