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For Immediate Release
April 7, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – April 7, 2020

Please view the recorded report here:

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases in U.S. as of noon April 7, 2020, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
Confirmed cases in Kansas and counties as of noon, April 7, 2020, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

  • Number of confirmed cases in the U.S. increased from 338,995 to 378,289
  • Number of confirmed cases in Kansas increased from 845 to 900
  • Number of confirmed deaths in Kansas: 27
  • Number of confirmed cases in Sedgwick County increased from 124 to 134
  • 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.

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 7, KDHE reports that more than 1,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County.
  • As of 8 a.m. today, April 7, there were 14 people scheduled to be sampled 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.
  • For up-to-date information, please visit
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind us that handwashing is important to protecting yourself and others from germs that can cause severe illness, especially respiratory infections like coronavirus.
    • Remember to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to prevent spreading germs to others.
    • Wash your hands after you have been in a public place and touched an item or a surface that may be frequently used (door handles, tables, gas pumps, etc.)
    • Do not touch your face without washing your hands.


Sedgwick County Updates

  • The regular Board of County Commissioners meeting will be broadcast via KPTS at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8, as the current process.
    • To maintain safe social distancing and adhere to the limit on public gatherings of 10 people, media and the public are not allowed to attend the meeting.
    • Public comments may be emailed to by 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. These comments will be read or placed into record at the meeting.


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