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For Immediate Release
April 8, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – April 8, 2020

Please view the recorded report here:

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

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 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
  • 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.


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