SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 38 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 2,709 as of 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, with an increase to 485 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are 13 individual currently hospitalized, and there has been a total of 16 deaths of Tuesday. A total of 6,325 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 247 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 .

The Finney County Jail in Garden City is listed on the KDHE’s clusters list for correctional facilities with a total of 22 positive cases.


Ford County saw 45 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 3,313 as of Wednesday. Seward County added four positive cases to its total of 1,811. Grant and Wichita Counties saw increases of seven cases each, brining their totals to 363 and 32, respectively. Stevens County added five cases for a total of 193.

Greeley and Hamilton Counties each added four cases for totals of 29 and 64, respectively. Stanton County also added four cases as of Wednesday for a total of 88. Gray and Lane Counties increased by three cases each, for totals of 172 and 21, respectively. Kearny County added two cases for a total of 138 and Haskell County added one case for a total of 158. Numbers in other area counties 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 - 2,709

Ford - 3,313

Grant - 363

Gray - 172

Greeley - 29

Hamilton - 64

Haskell - 158

Kearny - 138

Lane - 21

Meade - 156

Morton - 35

Scott - 160

Seward - 1,811

Stanton - 88

Stevens - 193

Wichita Co. - 32

The state of Kansas has over 74,400 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.