Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – April 9, 2020
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COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases in U.S. as of noon April 9, 2020, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
Confirmed cases in Kansas and counties as of noon, April 9, 2020, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
- Number of confirmed cases in the U.S. increased from 401,166 to 432,596
- Number of confirmed cases in Kansas increased from 928 to 1,106
- Number of confirmed deaths in Kansas: 42
- Number of confirmed cases in Sedgwick County increased from 147 to 161
- 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
*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, and staying home when ill are the best prevention methods.
- As of noon today, April 9, KDHE reports that more than 1,100 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County.
- The Health Department is currently taking samples of residents who meet the criteria to be tested for COVID-19.
- 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.
- The Sedgwick County Health Department has been notified of a potential scam related to COVID-19.
- Some residents have received text messages claiming to be the Sedgwick County Health Department.
- The message alerts the resident that they have come in contact with someone who has COVID-19 and the resident is directed to fill out a survey at a link provided online.
- This is a scam. Please note that the Health Department:
- First calls all potential close contacts of COVID-19 cases as part of infectious disease monitoring.
- Uses text messaging only after verbal permission from a close contact.
- Never asks for personal information in an online survey, such as social security number.
- If a resident receives a scam text, please report it by taking a screen shot and sending it to email@example.com.
Sedgwick County Updates
- Based on the actions taken yesterday, the Kansas Legislature revoked Governor Kelly’s Executive Order No. 20-18, which extends the ban on public gatherings of 10 or more people.
- Now, with regard to public gatherings, residents are to follow Sedgwick County’s Local Order which began March 25. This order specifically limits all public gatherings to groups of 10 or fewer people, including in-person religious services. This order is in place until April 23.
- Residents are also under the Governor’s stay-at-home order which began Monday, March 30. Please leave your home only for essential needs such as grocery shopping, doctors and veterinary appointments, and caring for family members.
- Essential businesses include grocery stores, hospitals and health care facilities, government facilities, and daycare centers. Businesses deemed non-essential are not allowed to be open to the public. This order is in place until April 19.
- This weekend many of us may want to celebrate Easter with extended family and friends but this year we are asking you to please stay home. The sooner we flatten this curve, the sooner we’ll be able to spend time with more loved ones again.
- If you normally attend religious services, please participate in virtual services streamed live on TV, YouTube, or Facebook.
- These strategies and other recommended measures are intended to moderate the spread of COVID-19 in our community and flatten the curve.
- Our resources are limited and finite and we have to work together to not exceed our capacity to manage the disease.
- Our medical staff, first responders, and food supply workers are the heroes of this story. Let’s work together and stay at home for a few more weeks to keep them safe.
- 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.