Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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October 23, 2020 - Case Update

Finney County Coronavirus CasesAs Of: 10/23/2020; 4:45 PM
*Total Positive Cases2,895 (increase of 49 cases since 10/22)
**Actively Monitoring584
Positivity Rate October 12-16  31% (increase of 8% from previous week)
Total Negative Tests6,460
Total Pending Tests298
Current Hospitalizations 16
Total Deaths18


Male Positives1,466
Female Positives1,429


Age Group# of Ill Persons
0-9 years99
10-19 years234
20-34 years994
35-44 years476
45-54 years472
55-64 years356
65-74 years163
75-84 years53
85+23
Missing Age Demographic Information25

*Positive cases represent those reported to the Finney County Health Department and confirmed by presumptive-positive test results from KDHE and private labs.  These numbers are not representative of the total number of individuals with COVID-19 in Finney County, KS. All data is provisional and subject to change.

**"Actively Monitoring" captures the number of confirmed positive cases that have not been released from quarantine.

Due to the number of positives cases of COVID-19 in Finney County and the anticipation of more positives as the situation continues, we will not be issuing a press release for each positive result. This page will be updated regularly as Finney County Health Department identifies new positive cases.

State-wide case statistics can be found on the covid.ks.gov.

State-wide data may not reflect up-to-date totals for Finney County. Data is entered manually and there is a lag time in data-entry. 

Weekly Public Health Update: The State of COVID-19 in Finney County as of October 12, 2020

10-12-2020 - The State of COVID-19 in Finney County - ENGLISH

10-12-2020 - The State of COVID-19 in Finney County - SPANISH


Finney County Economic Development Corporation Analyzes COVID Data and Economic Impacts in Finney County

The FCEDC strategic analysts compiled data from Finney County and other counties across the State and analyzed the economic impact of the pandemic. 

Eco Devo Corp - Presentation

Eco Devo Corp - Summary of Data Analysis

Eco Devo Corp - Estimated Active Case Count Chart

Resources

Visit KDHE for current recommendations, resources, and safety and cleaning protocols for schools, churches, daycares, businesses, health officials, and more. 

What to do if you think you’ve been exposed to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Call Finney County Health Department Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM at (620) 272-3600.  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, muscle aches, joint pain, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new onset loss of taste or smell, or diarrhea. 

If you are experiencing these symptoms, do not go to your healthcare facility unannounced. Call ahead and inform them of your symptoms.

How is the virus spread?

  • Primary method of spread: person-to-person through close contact (6 feet).
  • Respiratory droplets produced by an infected person when they cough or sneeze.
  • Secondary method of spread: through a contaminated object.

If you are sick:

  • Call Finney County Health Department at (620) 272-3600 before visiting your doctor.
  • Stay home except to get medical care, including avoiding public areas. Wear a face mask when you are around other people and before you enter the clinic.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes, and clean all highly used surfaces daily.
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds; use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if washing is not an option; avoid touching your face.
  • Monitor your symptoms and seek prompt medical attention if symptoms are worsening.

Practice Preventative Actions:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes, and clean all highly used surfaces daily.
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds; use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if washing is not an option; avoid touching your face.
  • When in public spaces, practice social distancing by staying six (6) feet away from other people.
  • Always wear a cloth facemask in public spaces and when social distancing is difficult to maintain.


For more information on the status of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kansas and Finney County, or suspect you may have been exposed to Coronavirus, contact the Finney County Health Department, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM at (620) 272-3600.