SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 30 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 3,105 as of 4:23 p.m. on Friday, with a decrease to 653 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are 12 individual currently hospitalized, and there has been a total of 20 deaths. A total of 6,890 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 212 cases pending as of Friday.

Finney County numbers for Monday 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 .

The Finney County Jail in Garden City has been removed from the KDHE’s clusters list for correctional facilities.


Ford County saw 57 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 3,548 as of Monday. Seward County added 32 positive cases to its total of 2,055. Grant County added 28 cases on Monday for a total of 447, while Gray County increased by 12 cases for a total of 214. Wichita County added nine cases for a total of 62 and Scott County added eight for a total of 182 cases.

Lane County added six cases for a total of 34 and Stevens County increased by five cases for a total of 238. Greeley and Kearny Counties each added four cases for totals of 48 and 164, respectively. Haskell and Morton Counties added three cases each for totals of 181 and 65, respectively. Meade County added two cases for a total of 172 and Stanton County added one case for a total of 106. Numbers in other counties of southwest Kansas remained constant 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 - 3,105

Ford - 3,548

Grant - 447

Gray - 214

Greeley - 48

Hamilton - 72

Haskell - 181

Kearny - 164

Lane - 34

Meade - 172

Morton - 65

Scott - 182

Seward - 2,055

Stanton - 106

Stevens - 238

Wichita Co. - 62

The state of Kansas has over 89,200 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.