SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 22 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 2,307 as of 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, with 289 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are 11 individual currently hospitalized as of Tuesday, and there has been a total of 12 deaths. A total of 5,697 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 204 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 .

Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City is listed on the KDHE’s clusters list for long term care facilities with a total of 16 positive cases.


Ford County saw 48 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 3,034 as of Wednesday. Seward County added 37 positive cases to its total of 1,677. Grant and Gray Counties each added four cases for totals of 304 and 137, respectively.

Haskell, Meade and Scott Counties also increased by four cases for totals of 140, 147 and 123, respectively. Greeley County added three cases for a total of 19, while Morton County increased by two cases for a total of 22. Stevens and Wichita Counties each added two cases also, with totals of 160 and seven, 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 - 2,307

Ford - 3,034

Grant - 304

Gray - 137

Greeley - 19

Hamilton - 48

Haskell - 140

Kearny - 103

Lane - 16

Meade - 147

Morton - 22

Scott - 123

Seward - 1,677

Stanton - 71

Stevens - 160

Wichita Co. - 7

The state of Kansas has over 63,900 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.