Southwest Kansas COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 47 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 3,391 as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, with a decrease to 745 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are 17 individual currently hospitalized, and there has been a total of 20 deaths. A total of 7,195 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 245 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 .


Ford County saw 146 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 3,781 as of Friday. Seward County added 57 positive cases to its total of 2,147. Gray County increased by 21 cases for a total of 252 while Grant County added 20 cases for a total of 472. Scott County added 17 cases for a total of 204 and Stevens County added 15 cases for a total of 260.

Wichita County increased by 10 cases for a total of 74 while Meade County added nine cases for a total of 188. Lane County added five cases for a total of 41. Haskell and Morton Counties each added three cases, for totals of 184 and 69, respectively. Stanton County added two cases for a total of 110 while Greeley County increased by one case for a total of 52. Numbers in other counties of southwest Kansas remained constant as of 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 - 3,391

Ford - 3,781

Grant - 472

Gray - 252

Greeley - 52

Hamilton - 70

Haskell - 184

Kearny - 181

Lane - 41

Meade - 188

Morton - 69

Scott - 204

Seward - 2,147

Stanton - 110

Stevens - 260

Wichita Co. - 74

The state of Kansas has over 97,600 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.