SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 10 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 2,265 as of 11 a.m. on Saturday, with 272 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are 13 individual currently hospitalized as of Saturday, and there has been a total of 12 deaths. A total of 5,539 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 131 cases pending as of Saturday.

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 2,986 as of Monday. Seward County added 40 positive cases to its total of 1,640. Grant County increased by 19 cases for a total of 300 as Scott County added 12 cases for an overall total of 119. Haskell and Stevens Counties each added eight cases for totals of 136 and 158, respectively.

Gray County added four cases for a total of 133 while Greeley and Meade Counties each increased by three cases for totals of 16 and 143, respectively. Kearny County added two cases for a total of 104 and Hamilton County added one case for a total of 48. 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 Monday:

Finney - 2,265

Ford - 2,986

Grant - 300

Gray - 133

Greeley - 16

Hamilton - 48

Haskell - 136

Kearny - 104

Lane - 16

Meade - 143

Morton - 20

Scott - 119

Seward - 1,640

Stanton - 71

Stevens - 158

Wichita Co. - 5

The state of Kansas has over 62,700 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.