SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 87 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 3,826 as of 5:49 p.m. on Thursday, with an increase to 911 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are 13 individual currently hospitalized, and there has been a total of 23 deaths. A total of 7,501 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 213 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 www.finneycounty.org/Coronavirus .

SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS

Ford County saw 106 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 4,128 as of Friday. Seward County added 35 positive cases to its total of 2,285. Stevens County added 31 cases for a total of 317 while Grant County increased by 25 cases for a total of 548. Kearny County added 22 cases for a total of 220 and Scott County added 18 cases for a total of 258. Gray County increased by 16 cases as of Friday for a total of 297.

Haskell County added eight cases for a total of 210. Morton and Wichita Counties each added seven cases for totals of 82 and 90, respectively. Meade County added six cases for a total of 223 and Hamilton County added five cases for a total of 85. Greeley County increased by four cases for a total of 66. Lane County added three cases for a total of 49 while Stanton County added two cases for a total of 119 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 - 3,826

Ford - 4,128

Grant - 548

Gray - 297

Greeley - 66

Hamilton - 85

Haskell - 210

Kearny - 220

Lane - 49

Meade - 223

Morton - 82

Scott - 258

Seward - 2,285

Stanton - 119

Stevens - 317

Wichita Co. - 90

The state of Kansas has over 115,500 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.