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 an overall total of 1,832 as of 4:35 p.m. on Thursday.

Of the Finney County cases, there are two individual currently hospitalized as of Thursday, and there has been a total to 12 deaths. A total of 3,678 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 95 cases pending as of 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.”

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


Ford County saw four new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its total to 2,241 as of Friday. Seward County added nine positive cases to its total of 1,211. Scott County added six cases as of Friday, bringing its total to 75, while Meade County added three cases for a total of 65. Grant County added two cases for a total of 115. Haskell, Lane and Stanton Counties each added one case as of Friday, for totals of 53, seven and 41, 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 - 1,832

Ford - 2,241

Grant - 115

Gray - 82

Greeley - 4

Hamilton - 43

Haskell - 53

Kearny - 69

Lane - 7

Meade - 65

Morton - 10

Scott - 75

Seward - 1,211

Stanton - 41

Stevens - 46

Wichita Co. - 4

The state of Kansas has over 36,800 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.