SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 106 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 4,413 as of 5 p.m. on Friday, with a decrease to 1,023 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 7,937 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 129 cases pending as of Friday.

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 85 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 4,421 as of Friday. Seward County added 52 positive cases to its total of 2,418. Kearny County increased by 24 cases as of Friday with a total of 304 while Meade County added 19 cases for a total of 280. Scott County added 17 cases for a total of 302 and Grant County addd 16 cases for a total of 600. Stevens County added 14 cases for a total of 364 while Gray and Hamilton Counties each added 13 cases for totals of 353 and 128, respectively.

Lane and Wichita Counties saw an increase of 12 cases each as of Friday for totals of 67 and 116, respectively. Stanton County added seven cases for a total of 132 while Haskell County added six cases for a total of 235. Greeley County added four cases for a total of 83 and Morton County added one case for a total of 94 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 - 4,413

Ford - 4,421

Grant - 600

Gray - 353

Greeley - 83

Hamilton - 128

Haskell - 235

Kearny - 304

Lane - 67

Meade - 280

Morton - 94

Scott - 302

Seward - 2,418

Stanton - 132

Stevens - 364

Wichita Co. - 116

The state of Kansas has over 134,500 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.