SWKS COVID-19 update
Finney County added 11 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 5,913 as of Wednesday, with a decrease to 147 active positive cases being monitored.
Of the Finney County cases, there are six individuals currently hospitalized as of Wednesday, and there has been a total to 48 deaths. A total of 9,947 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 29 cases pending as of Wednesday. The positivity rate for this week has decreased to 10 percent.
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 17 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 5,479 as of Wednesday. Seward County added two positive cases to its total of 3,719. Scott County increased by five cases as of Wednesday for a total of 564 while Meade County added four cases for a total of 482. Morton and Stevens Counties each added three cases for totals of 235 and 535, respectively.
Gray County also added three cases for a total of 548. Stanton County addd two cases for a total of 177. Kearny and Lane Counties added one case each for totals of 549 and 122, respectively. Numbers in other southwest Kansas counties remained constant through Wednesday.
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 - 5,913
Ford - 5,479
Grant - 910
Gray - 548
Greeley - 101
Hamilton - 199
Haskell - 401
Kearny - 549
Lane - 122
Meade - 482
Morton - 235
Scott - 564
Seward - 3,719
Stanton - 177
Stevens - 535
Wichita Co. - 211
The state of Kansas has over 278,900 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.