SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 10 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 1,917 as of 8 p.m. on Tuesday, with 86 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are five individuals currently hospitalized as of Tuesday, and there has been a total to 12 deaths. A total of 4,049 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 124 cases pending as of Tuesday evening.

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 25 new positive confirmed additional cases moving its overall total to 2,448 as of Wednesday. Seward County added four positive cases to its total of 1,331. Grant County increased by five cases as of Wednesday for an overall total of 148 while Haskell County added two cases for a total of 66.

Greeley and Meade Counties each added one case for totals of five and 75, respectively. Morton and Scott Counties also added one positive case each for totals of 12 and 89, 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 - 1,917

Ford - 2,448

Grant - 148

Gray - 99

Greeley - 5

Hamilton - 44

Haskell - 66

Kearny - 80

Lane - 8

Meade - 75

Morton - 12

Scott - 89

Seward - 1,331

Stanton - 46

Stevens - 72

Wichita Co. - 5

The state of Kansas has over 47,400 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.