SWKS COVID-19 update
Finney County added four new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases with an overall total of 6,019 as of Friday, with an increase to 24 active positive cases being monitored.
Of the Finney County cases, there are no individuals currently hospitalized as of Friday, and there has been a total to 49 deaths. A total of 10,987 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 37 cases pending as of Friday. The positivity rate for this week is at four percent.
No new Finney County numbers for Monday are available from the Finney County Health Department by press time.
The Finney County Health Department announced Tuesday that COVID-19 vaccines are now available to any person who lives or works in Finney County, 18 years of age and older. As of Tuesday, 10,960 vaccines have been given. This number includes second-dose vaccines.
At this time, vaccinations at the Finney County site are only for those who live or work in Finney County, according to the Finney County Health Department. Vaccines available to Finney County residents include the two-dose Moderna and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson Janssen.
The FCHD has set up an online COVID-19 Resource Hub for Finney County at:
SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS
Ford County saw three new positive confirmed additional case, moving its overall total to 5,699 as of Monday. Seward County added zero positive cases to its total of 3,837. Gray County increased by two cases as of Monday for an overall total of 558. Stevens County added one case for a total of 556. 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 - 6,019
Ford - 5,699
Grant - 935
Gray - 558
Greeley - 104
Hamilton - 202
Haskell - 418
Kearny - 562
Lane - 126
Meade - 502
Morton - 254
Scott - 577
Seward - 3,837
Stanton - 184
Stevens - 556
Wichita Co. - 216
The state of Kansas has over 302,800 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.