SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added four new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 1,888 as of 4:24 p.m. on Tuesday, with 77 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are four individual currently hospitalized as of Tuesday, and there has been a total to 12 deaths. A total of 3,954 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 86 cases pending as of 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.”

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


Ford County saw 40 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its total to 2,373 as of Wednesday. Seward County added 21 positive cases to its total of 1,302. Gray County added five cases to its total of 95. Haskell and Kearny Counties each increased by two cases as of Wednesday for totals of 61 and 75, respectively. Meade County added two cases for a total of 74, while Stevens County also added two cases for a total of 61. Grant, Scott and Stanton Counties each added one case for totals of 135, 87 and 44, respectively. Numbers in other counties in southwest Kansas remained constant through Wednesday.

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

Finney - 1,888

Ford - 2,373

Grant - 135

Gray - 95

Greeley - 4

Hamilton - 44

Haskell - 61

Kearny - 75

Lane - 7

Meade - 74

Morton - 10

Scott - 87

Seward - 1,302

Stanton - 44

Stevens - 61

Wichita Co. - 4

The state of Kansas has over 43,900 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.