SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 17 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 1,963 as of 4:25 p.m. on Monday, with 105 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are three individual currently hospitalized as of Monday, and there has been a total to 12 deaths. A total of 4,308 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 179 cases pending as of Monday.

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 48 new positive confirmed additional cases over the weekend, moving its overall total to 2,534 as of Monday. Seward County added 15 positive cases to its total of 1,371. Meade County added 12 cases as of Monday for a total of 93, while Grant County increased by five cases for a total of 155. Stevens County added four cases for a total of 83.

Gray and Haskell Counties each added two cases over the weekend for totals of 103 and 68, respectively. Scott County added two cases as of Monday for a total of 91, as Stanton County also increased by two cases for a total of 46. Lane County added one case for a total of 11. Numbers in other counties in southwest Kansas remained constant through Monday.

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 Monday:

Finney - 1,963

Ford - 2,534

Grant - 155

Gray - 103

Greeley - 5

Hamilton - 44

Haskell - 68

Kearny - 80

Lane - 11

Meade - 93

Morton - 13

Scott - 91

Seward - 1,371

Stanton - 46

Stevens - 83

Wichita Co. - 5

The state of Kansas has over 49,800 confirmed positive cases as of Monday.

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.