Southwest Kansas COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 116 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 3,344 as of 4:51 p.m. on Wednesday, with an increase to 750 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are 16 individual currently hospitalized, and there has been a total of 20 deaths. A total of 7,118 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 245 cases pending as of Wednesday.

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 .


Ford County saw 87 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 3,635 as of Wednesday. Seward County added 35 positive cases to its total of 2,090. Gray County increased by 17 cases for a total of 231. Meade and Stevens Counties added seven cases each for totals of 179 and 245, respectively. Grant and Kearny Counties each added five cases for totals of 452 and 169, respectively. Scott County also added five cases for a total of 187.

Greeley County increased by three cases for an overall total of 51, while Lane County added two cases for a total of 36. Stanton and Wichita Counties also added two cases each, for totals of 108 and 64, respectively. Hamilton and Morton Counties each added one case for totals of 73 and 66, respectively. Numbers in other counties of southwest Kansas remained constant as of 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 - 3,344

Ford - 3,635

Grant - 452

Gray - 231

Greeley - 51

Hamilton - 73

Haskell - 181

Kearny - 169

Lane - 36

Meade - 179

Morton - 66

Scott - 187

Seward - 2,090

Stanton - 108

Stevens - 245

Wichita Co. - 64

The state of Kansas has over 92,200 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.