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SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 26 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 1,995 as of 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, with 199 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are five individual currently hospitalized as of Wednesday, and there has been a total to 12 deaths. A total of 4,392 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 267 cases pending as of Wednesday.

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 .

SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS

Ford County saw 37 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 2,571 as of Wednesday. Seward County added 24 positive cases to its total of 1,395. Grant County increased by 12, bringing its total to 167. Meade and Stanton Counties each added three cases for totals of 96 and 49, respectively. Stevens County also increased by three cases for a total of 86.

Haskell County saw an increase of two cases by Wednesday for a total of 70. Gray and Greeley Counties added one case each, for totals of 104 and six, respectively. Kearny County added one positive case for a total of 81 while Scott County also added one case for a total of 92. 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 - 1,995

Ford - 2,571

Grant - 167

Gray - 104

Greeley - 6

Hamilton - 44

Haskell - 70

Kearny - 81

Lane - 11

Meade - 96

Morton - 13

Scott - 92

Seward - 1,395

Stanton - 49

Stevens - 86

Wichita Co. - 5

The state of Kansas has over 50,800 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.