SWKS COVID-19 UPDATE Finney County positivity rate increases to six percent
Finney County added three new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases with an overall total of 6,113 as of Monday, with a decrease to seven 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 50 deaths. A total of 12,055 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are seven cases pending as of Monday. The positivity rate for this week has increased to six percent.
The Finney County Health Department has announced that COVID-19 vaccines are now available to any person who lives or works in Kansas, 12 years of age and older. Those under 18 must have parental consent. As of Monday, 18,037 vaccines have been given in Finney County. 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. The FCHD has set up an online COVID-19 Resource Hub for Finney County at:
SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS
Ford County saw zero new positive confirmed additional cases, with an overall total to 5,786 as of Monday. Seward County added 12 positive case to its total of 3,880. Meade County increased by one case as of Monday for an overall total of 515. 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 - 6,113
Ford - 5,786
Grant - 950
Gray - 584
Greeley - 104
Hamilton - 210
Haskell - 416
Kearny - 574
Lane - 128
Meade - 515
Morton - 269
Scott - 604
Seward - 3,880
Stanton - 186
Stevens - 559
Wichita Co. - 218
The state of Kansas has over 317,600 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.