Southwest Kansas COVID-19 update
Finney County added 34 new positive confirmed COVID-19 cases for an overall total of 3,075 as of 4:54 p.m. on Thursday, with an increase to 656 active positive cases being monitored.
Of the Finney County cases, there are 14 individual currently hospitalized, and there has been a total of 20 deaths. A total of 6,726 cases have tested negative for COVID-19. There are 238 cases pending as of Thursday.
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."
Additional information, including preventative measures, can be found at www.finneycounty.org/Coronavirus .
SOUTHWEST KANSAS NUMBERS
Ford County saw 43 new positive confirmed additional cases, moving its overall total to 3,491 as of Friday. Seward County added 56 positive cases to its total of 2,023. Grant County added 15 cases for a total of 419. Kearny County increased by 13 cases as of Friday for a total of 160 while Stevens County added 12 cases for a total of 233. Gray County added eight cases for a total of 202, and Haskell County added seven cases for a total of 178.
Morton and Wichita Counties each added seven cases also for totals of 62 and 53, respectively. Greeley and Lane Counties added four cases each for totals of 44 and 28, respectively. Hamilton and Meade Counties each added three cases for totals of 72 and 170, respectively. Stanton County also added three cases for a total of 105. Numbers in other counties of southwest Kansas remained constant as of Friday.
The state of Kansas has over 85,100 confirmed positive cases as of Friday.