SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 36 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 2.103 as of 4:21 p.m. on Thursday, with 155 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are 14 individual currently hospitalized as of Thursday afternoon, and there has been a total of 12 deaths. A total of 4,811 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 333 cases pending as of Thursday.

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 44 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 2,800 as of Friday. Seward County added 24 positive cases to its total of 1,509. Grant County increased by 13 cases as of Friday for a total of 235, while Meade County added nine cases for a total of 125. Kearny and Stevens Counties each added eight cases for totals of 92 and 122, respectively.

Gray County added five cases for a total of 121, as Haskell and Scott Counties each increased by three cases for totals of 116 and 97, respectively. Stanton County added two cases for a total of 59 and Hamilton County added one case for an overall total of 46. Numbers in other counties in southwest Kansas remained constant through Friday.

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 Friday:

Finney - 2,103

Ford - 2,800

Grant - 235

Gray - 121

Greeley - 8

Hamilton - 46

Haskell - 116

Kearny - 92

Lane - 13

Meade - 125

Morton - 14

Scott - 97

Seward - 1,509

Stanton - 59

Stevens - 122

Wichita Co. - 5

The state of Kansas has over 56,500 confirmed positive cases as of Friday.

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.