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For Immediate Release
April 10, 2020
CONTACT
Kate Flavin

316-660-9370

Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – April 10, 2020

Please view the recorded report here: https://youtu.be/Ks21FM9DusA

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases in U.S. as of noon April 10, 2020, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
Confirmed cases in Kansas and counties as of noon, April 10, 2020, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

  • Number of confirmed cases in the U.S. increased from 432,596 to 473,093
  • Number of confirmed cases in Kansas increased from 1,106 to 1,166
  • Number of confirmed deaths in Kansas: 50
  • Number of confirmed cases in Sedgwick County increased from 161 to 172 (as of 1 p.m. the count totaled 179)
  • Number of confirmed cases in periphery counties:
    • Harvey County: 4
    • Butler County: 8
    • Cowley County: 1
    • Sumner: 2
    • Reno County: 10

 

Sedgwick County COVID-19 Case Count
This table is generally updated daily after noon, after KDHE updates are shared.

As of noon

Total COVID-19 Cases

Total Recovered*

Total Deaths

172

32

2

 

As of 1 p.m.

Total COVID-19 Cases

Total Recovered*

Total Deaths

179

32

2

*A person is considered recovered from COVID-19 72 hours after symptoms stop or seven days after symptoms start, whichever is longer.

 

Sedgwick County Health Department Update

  • Social distancing, good hand hygiene, and staying home when ill are the best prevention methods.
  • As of noon today, April 10, KDHE reports that more than 1,200 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County.
  • The Health Department is currently taking samples of residents who meet the criteria to be tested for COVID-19.
    • If residents have general questions about COVID-19 or if they think they need to be tested for it, they should call United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1.
    • For up-to-date information, please visit sedgwickcounty.org.
  • The Sedgwick County Health Department has been notified of a potential scam related to COVID-19.
    • Some residents have received text messages claiming to be the Sedgwick County Health Department.
    • The message alerts the resident that they have come in contact with someone who has COVID-19 and the resident is directed to fill out a survey at a link provided online.
    • This is a scam. Please note that the Health Department:
  • First calls all potential close contacts of COVID-19 cases as part of infectious disease monitoring.
  • Uses COVID-19-related text messaging only after verbal permission from a close contact.
  • Never asks for personal information in an online survey, such as social security number.
  • If a resident has been contacted by a COVID-19 scammer, such as these text messages, they should file a complaint with the Kansas Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division online on a form specifically designed to cover COVID-19-related scams and price gouging at ag.ks.gov

 

Sedgwick County Updates

  • Current orders in place:
    • Governor’s stay-at-home order is in place until April 19.
    • Sedgwick County’s stay-at-home order is in place until April 23.
    • Sedgwick County’s order banning public gatherings in excess of 10 people is in place until April 23.
  • Sedgwick County respects the First Amendment to the Constitution, including the right to practice religious freedom.  We are hopeful that our citizens and religious services proceed in accordance with the restrictions in the Local Health Officer order banning public gatherings in excess of 10 people.
  • As a reminder, residents do not need any sort of documentation to travel from one place to another while under these orders.
    • The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office will not stop you unless there is a legal reason.  
  • Good mental health is as critical as sound physical health.
    • COMCARE of Sedgwick County is offering a Support Line for individuals who may be experiencing an elevation in mental health symptoms.
    • Individuals may call (316) 660-1111 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    • They’ll receive resources, coping skill ideas, and encouragement to keep doing what they need to do to stay healthy, emotionally and physically.
    • Residents who are experiencing a mental health crisis should call (316) 660-7500.
  • This weekend many of us may want to celebrate Easter with extended family and friends but this year we are asking you to please stay home. The sooner we flatten this curve, the sooner we’ll be able to spend time with more loved ones again.
  • If you normally attend religious services, please participate in virtual services streamed live on TV, YouTube, or Facebook.
  • These strategies and other recommended measures are intended to moderate the spread of COVID-19 in our community and flatten the curve.

 

Donation Requests

  • If you are a business and would like to offer support/ donations to keep our public safety and healthcare workers safe, there is a list of ongoing needs at our website, sedgwickcounty.org.
  • Contact Sedgwick County Emergency Management and (316) 660-5959 to donate.

  

All questions from media should be directed to Public Information Officer Kate Flavin at (316) 660-9370 or kate.flavin@sedgwick.gov.