SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 85 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 2,846 as of 4:52 p.m. on Thursday, with an increase to 584 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are 16 individual currently hospitalized, and there has been two additional deaths as of Thursday for a total of 18 deaths. A total of 6,439 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 272 cases pending as of Thursday.

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.

SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS

Ford County saw 30 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 3,343 as of Friday. Seward County added 42 positive cases to its total of 1,853. Grant County added 13 cases for a total of 376 and Scott City increased by 10 cases as of Friday for a total of 170. Kearny and Stevens Counties each added six cases for totals of 144 and 198, respectively.

Gray and Greeley Counties saw increases of four cases each for totals of 176 and 33, respectively. Stanton County also added four cases, for a total of 92. Hamilton County added three cases for a total of 67 and Meade County added two cases for a total of 158. Lane and Wichita Counties each added one case for totals of 22 and 33, respectively. Numbers in other area counties 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 Friday:

Finney - 2,846

Ford - 3,343

Grant - 376

Gray - 176

Greeley - 33

Hamilton - 67

Haskell - 158

Kearny - 144

Lane - 22

Meade - 158

Morton - 35

Scott - 170

Seward - 1,853

Stanton - 92

Stevens - 198

Wichita Co. - 33

The state of Kansas has over 76,200 confirmed positive cases as of Friday.

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.