For Immediate Release
March 21, 2020
CONTACT
Kate Flavin

316-660-9370

Second Presumptive-Positive Case identified in Sedgwick County Resident

Sedgwick County officials report that a second resident has a presumptive-positive case of COVID-19. The patient is currently in home isolation, following the guidance of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and CDC and will be in daily contact with the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) and medical providers. The patient is a male under the age of 60 years old. He was tested at his provider and has a history of travel to Colorado. No other information will be provided about the patient. 

SCHD has identified that the only close contacts were household members. They will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms. 

Similar to other coronaviruses, this novel coronavirus is likely to spread by droplets from an infected person’s nose or mouth through coughing and sneezing. Below is a list of ways you can help prevent illness: 

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water - use hand sanitizer if soap isn’t available
  2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  1. Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  3. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs
  4. Stay home when you are sick 

The SCHD continually updates the Sedgwick County website and encourages residents to stay informed and look for new information at www.sedgwickcounty.org.