SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 57 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 3,537 as of 4:50 p.m. on Monday, with an increase to 823 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are 14 individual currently hospitalized, and there has been a total of 20 deaths. A total of 7,334 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 198 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 .


Ford County saw 134 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 3,915 as of Monday. Seward County added 51 positive cases to its total of 2,198. Grant County increased by 32 cases over the weekend bringing its total to 504. Scott County added 20 cases for a total of 224. Stevens County added 13 cases as of Monday, for a total of 273 while Gray County added 11 cases for a total of 263.

Kearny County added nine cases for a total of 190, and Meade County added eight for a total of 196. Haskell County increased by six cases for a total of 190 as Hamilton County added five cases for a total of 75. Morton County added four cases for a total of 73 while Greeley County added two cases for a total of 54. Lane and Stanton Counties each added two cases also for totals of 43 and 112, respectively. Wichita County increased by one case for a total of 75 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 - 3,537

Ford - 3,915

Grant - 504

Gray - 263

Greeley - 54

Hamilton - 75

Haskell - 190

Kearny - 190

Lane - 43

Meade - 196

Morton - 73

Scott - 224

Seward - 2,198

Stanton - 112

Stevens - 273

Wichita Co. - 75

The state of Kansas has over 103, 500 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.