SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added three new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 2.160 as of 4:55 p.m. on Tuesday, with 197 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are 14 individual currently hospitalized as of Tuesday, and there has been a total of 12 deaths. A total of 5,181 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 203 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 43 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 2,902 as of Wednesday. Seward County added 16 positive cases to its total of 1,571. Grant County increased by 13 cases for a total of 274 while Haskell and Scott Counties added six cases each for totals of 126 and 105, respectively.

Stevens County added four cases for a total of 138 and Stanton County added three cases for an overall total of 67. Gray, Kearny and Morton Counties each added two cases for totals of 127, 100 and 17, respectively. Greeley County added one case for a total of nine. 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 - 2,160

Ford - 2,902

Grant - 274

Gray - 127

Greeley - 9

Hamilton - 46

Haskell - 126

Kearny - 100

Lane - 14

Meade - 136

Morton - 17

Scott - 105

Seward - 1,571

Stanton - 67

Stevens - 138

Wichita Co. - 5

The state of Kansas has over 59,700 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.