SWKS COVID-19 update
Finney County added zero new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases with an overall total of 5,993 as of Friday, with a decrease to 20 active positive cases being monitored.
Of the Finney County cases, there are two individual currently hospitalized as of Friday, and there has been a total to 49 deaths. A total of 10,718 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 50 cases pending as of Friday. The positivity rate for this week has decreased to six percent.
No new Monday numbers for Finney County are available from the Finney County Health Department by press time.
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.”
The FCHD has set up an online COVID-19 Resource Hub for Finney County at:
SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS
Ford County saw two new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 5,620 as of Monday. Seward County added one positive cases to its total of 3,812. For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, numbers in all 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 - 5,993
Ford - 5,620
Grant - 930
Gray - 554
Greeley - 102
Hamilton - 201
Haskell - 411
Kearny - 561
Lane - 125
Meade - 499
Morton - 255
Scott - 570
Seward - 3,812
Stanton - 184
Stevens - 547
Wichita Co. - 215
The state of Kansas has over 298,200 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.