SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 32 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 2.058 as of 4:32 p.m. on Tuesday, with 125 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are eight individual currently hospitalized as of Tuesday, and there has been a total to 12 deaths. A total of 4,636 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 292 cases pending as of Tuesday.

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 65 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 2,756 as of Wednesday. Seward County added 29 positive cases to its total of 1,485. Grant County increased by 15 cases for a total of 222, while Gray County added 11 for a total of 116. Meade County added nine for a total of 116. Stevens County increased by five positive cases, bringing its total to 114, while Haskell County added four cases for a total of 113.

Scott County added three cases for a total of 94. Kearny and Stanton Counties each increased by two cases, bringing their totals to 84 and 57, respectively. Hamilton and Morton Counties each added one case for totals of 45 and 14, 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 - 2,058

Ford - 2,756

Grant - 222

Gray - 116

Greeley - 8

Hamilton - 45

Haskell - 113

Kearny - 84

Lane - 13

Meade - 116

Morton - 14

Scott - 94

Seward - 1,485

Stanton - 57

Stevens - 114

Wichita Co. - 5

The state of Kansas has over 55,200 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.