SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 45 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 2,408 as of 5 p.m. on Friday, with 340 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are 11 individual currently hospitalized, and was an additional death as of Friday, bringing the total of 13 deaths. A total of 5,863 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 212 cases pending as of Friday.

New numbers for Monday in Finney County were unavailable by press time.

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 80 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 3,174 as of Monday. Seward County added 19 positive cases to its total of 1,724. Gray County increased by nine cases for a total of 152 while Grant County added eight cases for a total of 318. Kearny County added seven cases for a total of 117 and Stevens County increased by six cases for a total of 175.

Meade and Scott Counties each added five cases as of Monday, bringing their totals to 156 and 132, respectively. Haskell and Morton Counties each added three cases for totals of 147 and 30, respectively. Stanton and Wichita Counties also each added three cases, for totals of 79 and 11, respectively. Greeley and Lane Counties each added one case as of Monday, bringing their totals to 24 and 17, respectively. 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 - 2,408

Ford - 3,174

Grant - 318

Gray - 152

Greeley - 24

Hamilton - 50

Haskell - 147

Kearny - 117

Lane - 17

Meade - 156

Morton - 30

Scott - 132

Seward - 1,724

Stanton - 79

Stevens - 175

Wichita Co. - 11

The state of Kansas has over 67,800 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.