SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 15 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 2.026 as of 5:41 p.m. on Friday, with 130 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are five individual currently hospitalized as of Friday, and there has been a total to 12 deaths. A total of 4,496 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 246 cases pending as of Friday.

No new numbers for Monday were available from the FCHD by press time.

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 64 new positive confirmed additional cases over the weekend, moving its overall total to 2,691 as of Monday. Seward County added 28 positive cases to its total of 1,456. Grant County increased by 27, bringing its Monday total to 207. Haskell County added 13 cases for a total of 96 and Stevens County added 12 for a total of 109.

Stanton County increased by six positive cases for a total of 55, while Meade County added four for a total of 107. Greeley County added two cases for a total of eight, and Kearny County added one case for a total of 82. Lane and Wichita Counties also added one case each for totals of 13 and six, respectively. 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 - 2,026

Ford - 2,691

Grant - 207

Gray - 105

Greeley - 8

Hamilton - 44

Haskell - 96

Kearny - 82

Lane - 13

Meade - 107

Morton - 13

Scott - 91

Seward - 1,456

Stanton - 55

Stevens - 109

Wichita Co. - 6

The state of Kansas has over 53,900 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.