Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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May 29, 2020 - Case Update

Finney County Coronavirus CasesAs Of: 5/29/2020, 4:30 PM
*Total Positive Cases1,481
Total Negative Cases1,748
Total Pending Cases73
Current Hospitalizations 9
Total Deaths8

The Health Department will not publish the number or percentage of “recovered” individuals. The CDC recommends that isolation be maintained for at least 10 days after illness onset, and at least 3 days after recovery. Recovery is defined as "resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications with progressive improvement or resolution of other symptoms. This is not confirmed by testing, nor does Finney County have the necessary quantity of test kits to perform additional tests on an individual. "Therefore, to determine "recovery rate," we would need close follow up with every since case and document resolution of symptoms, which is not captured in our data at this time. Assuming recovery rather than deterioration and that COVID-19 attributed deaths are properly captured in the data set, an estimate can be made that those tested at least 7 days ago who have not died are "recovered," said Dr. Lindsay Byrnes in a letter to the local commissioners 

Male Positives831
Female Positives650


Age Group# of Ill Persons
0-9 years52
10-19 years90
20-34 years504
35-44 years233
45-54 years302
55-64 years201
65-74 years76
75-84 years17
85+6

*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.

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 KDHE Dashboard.

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

Re-Open Plans for Finney County

Follow this link to view the current local directives for re-opening businesses in Finney County.

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’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline, 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, cough, and shortness of breath. 

Do not show up to your healthcare facility without receiving prior instructions. 

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 the HOTLINE 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.
  • Call 620.272.3600 before going to your provider.

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.


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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline, available 24/7, at 620.272.3600.