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SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 75 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 4,488 as of 4:39 p.m. on Monday, with an increase to 1,028 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 7,936 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 185 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 .

SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS

Ford County saw 75 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 4,496 as of Monday. Seward County added 68 positive cases to its total of 2,486. Grant County increased by 27 cases over the weekend for a total of 627 while Stevens County added 24 cases for a total of 388. Kearny County added 23 cases for a total of 327 and Gray County added 21 cases for a total of 374.

Hamilton and Scott Counties addd 13 cases each for totals of 141 and 315, respectively. Wichita County added nine cases for a total of 125 while Haskell County addd eight cases for a total of 243. Meade County increased by five cases as of Monday for a total of 285 while Lane County added four cases for a total of 71. Morton County addd two cases for a total of 96. Numbers in other southwest Kansas counties remained constant through 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 - 4,488

Ford - 4,496

Grant - 627

Gray - 374

Greeley - 83

Hamilton - 141

Haskell - 243

Kearny - 327

Lane - 71

Meade - 285

Morton - 96

Scott - 315

Seward - 2,486

Stanton - 132

Stevens - 388

Wichita Co. - 125

The state of Kansas has over 142,000 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.