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For Immediate Release
April 4, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – April 4, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases in U.S. as of noon April 4, 2020, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
Confirmed cases in Kansas and counties as of noon, April 4, 2020, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

  • Number of confirmed cases in the U.S. increased from 258,214 to 290,606
  • Number of confirmed cases in Kansas increased from 620 to 698
  • Number of confirmed deaths in Kansas: 21
  • Number of confirmed cases in Sedgwick County increased from 85 to 101
  • Number of confirmed cases in periphery counties:
    • Harvey County: 2
    • Butler County: 8
    • Cowley County: 1
    • Sumner: 2
    • Reno County: 9


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.
  • The Health Department is reviewing CDC guidance about face coverings.
  • As of noon today, April 4, KDHE reports that more than 700 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County.
  • Yesterday, April 3, the Health Department took samples from 19 residents for testing. In the last two weeks, we have screened 764 people on the phone and taken samples from 166 residents who meet testing criteria in last two weeks.
    • 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

  • 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.
  • County leaders are continuing to talk with local grocery stores.
    • Supplies are still coming normally and they are seeing more items left in stock.
    • Companies are working on a policy to increase safety measures for customers and clients.
  • There has been a request for drive-in church services. Religious services are considered essential – however attendance should not exceed 10 attendees and social distancing requirements should be followed.
    • Churches are requesting services in which attendees drive into the church’s parking lot and the Minister or Celebrant lead services from an outdoor pulpit with a microphone or an AM signal transmitted directly into vehicles. 
    • If car windows are down, vehicles would maintain six feet of distance between cars. Most churches have offered to allow parking in every other space, which would meet this requirement.
    • No attendees would be allowed to leave their cars nor would any church officials approach the cars.
    • Additionally, neither bathroom services nor communal gatherings would be allowed.  


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,
  • 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