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For Immediate Release
April 2, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases in U.S. as of noon April 2, 2020, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
Confirmed cases in Kansas and counties as of noon, April 2, 2020, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

  • Number of confirmed cases in the U.S. increased from 199,092 to 226,374
  • Number of confirmed cases in Kansas increased from 482 to 552
  • Number of confirmed deaths in Kansas: 13
  • Number of confirmed cases in Sedgwick County increased from 64 to 78
  • Number of confirmed cases in periphery counties:
    • Butler County: 7
    • Reno County: 8
    • Harvey County: 2
    • Sumner: 1


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Case Count
This table is generally updated daily around 1 p.m., after KDHE updates are shared.

Total COVID-19 Cases

Total Recovered*

Total Deaths




*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, staying home when ill are the best prevention methods.
  • As of noon today, April 2, KDHE reports that more than 600 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County.
  • As of 8 a.m. today, the Health Department had 8 appointments for sampling for COVID-19 testing, by appointment only. Yesterday, April 1, the Health Department took samples from 12 residents for testing.
    • 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.


Sedgwick County Updates

  • Many County operations at a majority of County facilities will remain closed to the public through May 1, 2020.
    • The public will still be able to access services and programs through phone, email, website, and appointments as needed.   
  • Beginning tomorrow, April 3, a recorded video report will be posted online at 3 p.m. to ensure that accurate and relevant information is shared.


Governor Kelly’s Stay at Home Order

  • Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-16, which establishes a statewide “stay home” order.
  • This order was created for residents to stay at home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus across the state.
  • If a resident has questions about the Stay at Home order, check the State of Kansas frequently asked questionspage, call 316-660-9000, or email, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • If a resident believes there is a non-essential business operating or non-essential activity occurring, please make a report at Stay At Home Reporting form on Sedgwick County will inspect the complaint and contact any business not in compliance or refer to law enforcement as appropriate.


Donation Requests

  • If you are a business and would like to offer support/ donations to keep our public safety and healthcare workers safe, let us know. We are seeking:
    • Protective face masks: FDA / NIOSH approved N-95 or surgical masks
    • Non-latex, medical gloves
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Surface cleaners
    • Non-permeable/fluid resistant gowns
    • Nasopharyngeal specimen collection – swab and viral transport medium
  • 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