Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – April 8, 2020
Please view the recorded report here: https://youtu.be/pnbo2kXtQq8
COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases in U.S. as of noon April 8, 2020, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
- Number of confirmed cases in the U.S. increased from 378,289 to 401,166
- Number of confirmed cases in Kansas increased from 900 to 928
- Number of confirmed deaths in Kansas: 29
- Number of confirmed cases in Sedgwick County increased from 134 to 147
- Number of confirmed cases in periphery counties:
- Harvey County: 4
- Butler County: 8
- Cowley County: 1
- Sumner: 2
- Reno County: 11
Sedgwick County COVID-19 Case Count
This table is generally updated daily after noon, after KDHE updates are shared.
Total COVID-19 Cases
*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 8, KDHE reports that more than 1,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County.
- As of 8 a.m. today, April 8, there were 6 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 sedgwickcounty.org.
- More details will be available soon as the Health Department expands criteria to test residents for COVID-19.
Sedgwick County Updates
- Commissioners approved “hero pay” for first responders and essential front-line staff.
- Governor Kelly’s recent Executive Order 20-18 extends the ban on public gatherings of more than 10 people to May 1.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.