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For Immediate Release
April 5, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – April 5, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases in U.S. as of noon April 5, 2020, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
Confirmed cases in Kansas and counties as of noon, April 5, 2020, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

  • Number of confirmed cases in the U.S. increased from 290,606 to 321,762
  • Number of confirmed cases in Kansas increased from 698 to 747
  • Number of confirmed deaths in Kansas: 22
  • Number of confirmed cases in Sedgwick County increased from 101 to 108
  • 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 after noon, 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 5, KDHE reports that almost 800 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County.
  • In the last two weeks, the Health Department has 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.


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