SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added 51 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 4,980 as of Monday, with a decrease to 707 active positive cases being monitored.

Of the Finney County cases, there are 21 individuals currently hospitalized, and there has been a total of 29 deaths. A total of 8,273 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 31 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 60 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 4,807 as of Monday. Seward County added 65 positive cases to its total of 2,854. Grant County increased by 16 cases as of Monday for a total of 774. Kearny and Scott Counties each added 12 cases for totals of 427 and 403, respectively.

Gray, Meade and Stevens Counties added nine cases each for totals of 425, 333 and 430, respectively. Haskell County addd seven cases as of Monday for a total of 300 while Morton and Lane Counties each added five cases for a total of 144 and 90, respectively.

Wichita County increased by four cases for a total of 166 while Hamilton County added two cases for a total of 167. Greeley and Stanton Counties each added one case for totals of 88 and 153, respectively.

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 - 4,980

Ford - 4,807

Grant - 774

Gray - 425

Greeley - 88

Hamilton - 167

Haskell - 300

Kearny - 427

Lane - 90

Meade - 333

Morton - 144

Scott - 403

Seward - 2,854

Stanton - 153

Stevens - 430

Wichita Co. - 166

The state of Kansas has over 174,000 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.