SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 98 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 3,972 as of 3:21 p.m. on Monday, with an increase to 944 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are 15 individual currently hospitalized, and there has been a total of 23 deaths. A total of 7,609 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 251 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 97 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 4,225 as of Monday. Seward County added 50 positive cases to its total of 2,335. Kearny County increased by 24 cases as of Monday for a total of 244 while Stevens County added 21 cases for a total of 121. Grant County added 18 cases for a total of 566 as of Monday.

Gray and Hamilton Counties each added 16 cases over the weekend for totals of 313 and 101, respectively. Haskell County added 13 cases for a total of 223 and Scott County added 12 cases for a total of 270. Wichita and Meade Counties each added six cases for totals of 96 and 229, respectively, as of Monday. Morton County added four cases for a total of 86 while Greeley and Lane Counties added three cases each for totals of 69 and 52, respectively. Stanton County increased by two cases for a total of 121.

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 - 3,972

Ford - 4,225

Grant - 566

Gray - 313

Greeley - 69

Hamilton - 101

Haskell - 223

Kearny - 244

Lane - 52

Meade - 229

Morton - 86

Scott - 270

Seward - 2,335

Stanton - 121

Stevens - 338

Wichita Co. - 96

The state of Kansas has over 122,700 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.