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For Immediate Release
December 2, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – December 2, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon December 2, 2020
U.S. cases – Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
Kansas and counties cases – Kansas Department of Health & Environment
Sedgwick County cases – Sedgwick County Health Department 




Percent Change

United States



+ 2.71




+ 2.93

Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County*



+ 1.89

SC Deaths




1The large increase in newly reported deaths is due to new death data provided from KDHE. The dates of death range from April to November.

Periphery Counties

Harvey: 1,842

Butler: 3,468

Cowley: 1,631

Sumner: 824

Kingman: 388

Reno: 5,137

 *Sedgwick County’s data reflects people who test positive with nasopharyngeal (NP) swab molecular testing (confirmed COVID-19 cases). The KDHE dashboard differs because it also includes people who are IgM antibody test or antigen test positive if they are linked to a confirmed case or if they have COVID-19 symptoms.



Sedgwick County Health Department Update

  • The increase in newly reported deaths is due to new death data provided from KDHE.  The dates of death range from April to November.
  • Regular hours at the drive-through sampling site for NP swab and saliva specimens are as follows:
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday and Thursday – 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 7 p.m.
  • The SCHD offers no-cost testing for residents, regardless of symptoms.
  • Same day afternoon appointments are available if residents dial (316) 660-1022 and are reached by Health Department staff before noon.
  • Residents may receive their results in four to six days. The Health Department will make three attempts to reach residents with their results.
    • If you receive a voicemail or missed call from the Health Department, please call back in order to receive your results.
    • For the quickest response, please call (316)660-1022 and listen for the prompt to leave a message for the results department.
  • The SCHD Mobile Outreach Team will provide no-cost COVID-19 testing for residents with or without symptoms on the dates listed below.  
    • Friday, December 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Pathways Church, 18800 W. Kellogg Drive, Goddard
    • Monday, December 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 400 Building, 400 W. Main St., Mount Hope
    • Wednesday, December 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 1350 N. Ash, Wichita
  • The Mobile Outreach Team scheduled from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, December 3 at United Methodist Church has been rescheduled for December 21, 2020 due to forecasted inclement weather.

Sedgwick County Updates

  • A new local health order took effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, November 27 and will remain in effect until Saturday, January 9.
  • The total allocation for public health and social service grants is $19.3 million.
  • Staff learned the YMCA would not be able to spend the entire award they originally received but will instead use the funds to expand existing day care programs.
  • Commissioners voted to clarify that robotics equipment used to do high volume COVID-19 testing at the new WSU Molecular Diagnostic Lab is eligible for a CARES reimbursement.
  • The following items were approved:
    • $1.38 million for the WSU molecular diagnostic lab
    • $636,848 to remodel the first floor of the county courthouse
    • $51,315 for EMS handheld monitoring kits
    • $350,000 for 10,000 units of an antigen test
    • Up to $2 million for K-12 school remote learning support 
  • Sedgwick County has spent $52.7 million for the response and recovery from COVID-19. Funds are used for personnel, PPE, and other safety measures.

Prevention Measures 

  • Remember the three W’s to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
    • Wash your hands with soap and water often
    • Wear a mask or face covering
    • Watch your distance – keep six feet of space between you and others who are not in your household

Mental Health Support

  • 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.



Please direct all questions from media to Strategic Communications at (316) 660-9370 or