SWKS COVID-19 update
Finney County added two new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases with an overall total of 6,030 as of Thursday, with 21 active positive cases being monitored.
Of the Finney County cases, there is one individuals currently hospitalized as of Thursday, and there has been a total to 49 deaths. A total of 11,180 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 34 cases pending as of Thursday. The positivity rate for this week has decreased to four 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. The single-dose Johnson & Johnson Janssen has been paused by KDHE and not being given at this time in Kansas.
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, with an overall total to 5,722 as of Friday. Seward County added one positive case to its total of 3,846. Grant and Gray Counties each increased by two cases as of Friday for overall totals of 939 and 561, respectively. Haskell and Scott Counties each added one case for totals of 418 and 580, respectively. 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 - 6,030
Ford - 5,722
Grant - 939
Gray - 561
Greeley - 104
Hamilton - 202
Haskell - 418
Kearny - 565
Lane - 126
Meade - 506
Morton - 254
Scott - 580
Seward - 3,846
Stanton - 184
Stevens - 558
Wichita Co. - 216
The state of Kansas has over 305,800 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.