SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 81 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 4,243 as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, with an increase to 1,035 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 7,709 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 301 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 www.finneycounty.org/Coronavirus .

SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS

Ford County saw 111 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 4,336 as of Wednesday. Seward County added 31 positive cases to its total of 2,366. Kearny County increased by 36 cases for a total of 280 while Meade County added 32 cases for a total of 261. Gray County added 27 cases for a total of 340. Grant County added 18 cases for a total of 584 while Scott County added 15 for a total of 285.

Hamilton County added 14 cases for a total of 115 and Stevens County added 12 cases for a total of 350. Greeley County increased by 10 cases as of Wednesday for a total of 79. Wichita County added eight cases for a total of 104 and Morton County added seven cases for a total of 93. Haskell County added six cases for a total of 229. Stanton County added four cases for a total of 125 while Lane County increased by three cases as of Wednesday for a total of 55.

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 - 4,243

Ford - 4,336

Grant - 584

Gray - 340

Greeley - 79

Hamilton - 115

Haskell - 229

Kearny - 280

Lane - 55

Meade - 261

Morton - 93

Scott - 285

Seward - 2,366

Stanton - 125

Stevens - 350

Wichita Co. - 104

The state of Kansas has over 128,500 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.