SWKS COVID-19 update

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

Finney County added zero new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases with an overall total of 6,022 as of Friday, with 19 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 11,063 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 23 cases pending as of Friday. The positivity rate for this week has increased to seven percent.

The Finney County Health Department has announced 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 Monday, 13,323 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:  

https://finney-county-coronavirus-response-finneycountygis.hub.arcgis.com

SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS

Ford County saw 10 new positive confirmed additional case, moving its overall total to 5,716 as of  Friday. Seward County added two positive case to its total of 3,840.  Kearny County increased by one case as of Friday for an overall total of 565.  Numbers in other southwest Kansas counties remained constant through Friday.

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 Friday.

Finney - 6,022

Ford -  5,716

Grant -  935

Gray -  559

Greeley - 104

Hamilton -  202

Haskell  -  417

Kearny  -  565

Lane  -  126

Meade -  503

Morton -  254

Scott  -  577

Seward -  3,840

Stanton -  184

Stevens -  558

Wichita Co. - 216

The state of Kansas has over 304,200 confirmed positive cases as of Friday.

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.