SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 60 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 4,548 as of 4:28 p.m. on Tuesday, with an increase to 1,088 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there is an increase to 21 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 Tuesday.

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 56 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 4,552 as of Wednesday. Seward County added 67 positive cases to its total of 2,553. Kearny County increased by 57 cases for a total of 384 while Grant County added 28 cases for a total of 655. Scott County added 21 cases for a total of 336 and Morton County added 18 cases for a total of 114.

Gray, Meade and Stanton Counties each addd 13 cases as of Wednesday for totals of 387, 298 and 145, respectively. Wichita County added 12 cases for a total of 137. Haskell County added nine cases for a total of 254 while Stevens County added eight cases for a total of 396. Hamilton County added four cases for a total of 145. Greeley County addd two cases for a total of 85 and Lane County addd one case for a total of 72.

Greeley County Hospital in Tribune has been added to the state’s cluster lists as of Wednesday with 5 positive cases.

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 - 4,548

Ford - 4,552

Grant - 655

Gray - 387

Greeley - 85

Hamilton - 145

Haskell - 254

Kearny - 384

Lane - 72

Meade - 298

Morton - 114

Scott - 336

Seward - 2,553

Stanton - 145

Stevens - 396

Wichita Co. - 137

The state of Kansas has over 147,700 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.