SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 28 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 2,157 as of 4:03 p.m. on Monday, with 195 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are 17 individual currently hospitalized as of Monday, and there has been a total of 12 deaths. A total of 5,160 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 433 cases pending as of Monday.

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 59 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 2,859 as of Monday. Seward County added 46 positive cases to its total of 1,555. Grant County increased by 26 cases as of Monday for a total of 261, as Stevens County added 12 cases over the weekend moving its total to 134.

Kearny County added six cases for a total of 98 and Stanton County added five for a total of 64, Gray and Haskell Counties each added four cases as of Monday for totals of 125 and 120, respectively. Meade and Scott Counties each added two cases for totals of 127 and 99, respectively. Morton County added one case for a total of 15. 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 - 2,157

Ford - 2,859

Grant - 261

Gray - 125

Greeley - 8

Hamilton - 46

Haskell - 120

Kearny - 98

Lane - 13

Meade - 127

Morton - 15

Scott - 99

Seward - 1,555

Stanton - 64

Stevens - 134

Wichita Co. - 5

The state of Kansas has over 58,600 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.