SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 53 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 2,948 as of 4:30 p.m. on Monday, with an increase to 613 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are 17 individual currently hospitalized, and there has been a total of 18 deaths as of Monday. A total of 6,554 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 266 cases pending as of Monday.

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 28 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 3,371 as of Monday. Seward County added 42 positive cases to its total of 1,895. Morton County added 15 cases over the weekend for a total of 50 on Monday. Wichita County increased by eight cases for a total of 41 while Grant and Stevens Counties each added seven cases for totals of 383 and 205, respectively.

Stanton County added five cases for a total of 97 and Gray County added four cases for a total of 180. Haskell and Meade Counties also added four cases each, for totals of 162 for each county. Kearny County increased by three cases as of Monday, bringing its total to 147. Hamilton and Lane Counties each added two cases for totals of 69 and 24. Scott County also added two cases for a total of 172. Greeley County added one case for a total of 34 as of 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 - 2,948

Ford - 3,371

Grant - 383

Gray - 180

Greeley - 34

Hamilton - 69

Haskell - 162

Kearny - 147

Lane - 24

Meade - 162

Morton - 50

Scott - 172

Seward - 1,895

Stanton - 97

Stevens - 205

Wichita Co. - 41

The state of Kansas has over 78,600 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.