SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 15 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 1,871 as of 2:55 p.m. on Thursday.

Of the Finney County cases, there are three individual currently hospitalized as of Thursday, and there has been a total to 12 deaths. A total of 3,844 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 65 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 27 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its total to 2,309 as of Friday. Seward County added 18 positive cases to its total of 1,267. Grant and Stevens Counties each added four cases for totals of 125 and 57, respectively. Gray County added two cases for a total of 87, as Meade County also added two cases for a total of 71. Scott County increased by two cases also, bringing its overall total to 81. Greeley, Haskell and Kearny Counties each added one case, for totals of five, 57 and 72, 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 - 1,871

Ford - 2,309

Grant - 125

Gray - 87

Greeley - 5

Hamilton - 44

Haskell - 56

Kearny - 71

Lane - 7

Meade - 71

Morton - 10

Scott - 81

Seward - 1,267

Stanton - 43

Stevens - 57

Wichita Co. - 4

The state of Kansas has over 41,00 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.