SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added nine new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 1,905 as of 11:46 a.m. on Friday, with 86 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are three individual currently hospitalized as of Friday, and there has been a total to 12 deaths. A total of 4,036 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 124 cases pending as of Friday.

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 22 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 2,395 as of Friday. Seward County added 22 positive cases to its total of 1,324. Grant County added six cases for a total of 141, while Gray and Stevens Counties each increased by three cases for totals of 98 and 64, respectively. Kearny County added two cases for a total of 77 as Haskell and Morton Counties each added one case for totals of 62 and 11, 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 - 1,905

Ford - 2,395

Grant - 141

Gray - 98

Greeley - 4

Hamilton - 44

Haskell - 62

Kearny - 77

Lane - 7

Meade - 74

Morton - 11

Scott - 87

Seward - 1,324

Stanton - 44

Stevens - 64

Wichita Co. - 4

The state of Kansas has over 45,200 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.