SWKS COVID-19 update
Finney County added two new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases with an overall total of 5,984 as of Monday, with a decrease to 51 active positive cases being monitored.
Of the Finney County cases, there are no individuals currently hospitalized as of Monday, and there has been a total to 49 deaths. A total of 10,518 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 35 cases pending as of Monday. The positivity rate for this week has increased to 12 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 eight new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 5,577 as of Monday. Seward County added two positive cases to its total of 3,776. Hamilton County increased by two cases as of Monday for a total of 201. Greeley and Morton Counties each added one cases for totals of 102 and 254, respectively. Wichita County also added one case for a total of 215. 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 - 5,984
Ford - 5,577
Grant - 926
Gray - 551
Greeley - 102
Hamilton - 201
Haskell - 407
Kearny - 560
Lane - 124
Meade - 493
Morton - 254
Scott - 569
Seward - 3,776
Stanton - 184
Stevens - 546
Wichita Co. - 215
The state of Kansas has over 294,300 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.