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For Immediate Release
July 1, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – July 1, 2020

The link to today’s daily briefing can be found here:

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon July 1, 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



+ 2.9




+ 3.8

Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County



+ 10.1

Periphery Counties

Harvey: 39

Butler: 59

Cowley: 71

Sumner: 13

Reno: 74

Sedgwick County COVID-19 Case Count

Total COVID-19 Cases+

Total Recovered*

Total Deaths




*A person is considered recovered from COVID-19 72 hours after symptoms stop or 10 days after symptoms start, whichever is longer.


Sedgwick County Health Department Update

  • Currently, the Sedgwick County Health Department is only testing symptomatic residents and certain high-priority professions at no cost.
    • More than 29,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19 and 179 residents were scheduled for testing by the Health Department today.
    • Please call United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1 if you think you should be tested for the disease or if you have general questions about it.
  • The cluster announced on May 4 at The Manor at Park West has now closed.


Sedgwick County Updates

  • Commissioners received an update on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
    • There were 131 submissions provided to Sedgwick County which totaled $65 million.
    • The State has offered $9.3 million for Economic Revitalization due to the high unemployment rate. Commissioners are expected to vote on a Resolution next week.
    • So far, Sedgwick County has spent $3.3 million on COVID-19 and CARES-related items.
    • Commissioners approved $81,000 in budget authority for the Regional Forensic Science Center to purchase a walk-in cooler.
    • A new drive-through testing location for the Health Department was approved; the six month lease totals $133,998.
  • Eligible businesses and organizations in Sedgwick County are now able to request a 90-day supply of non-medical personal protective equipment (PPE) through Sedgwick County Emergency Management. This is not for individual households.
  • Forms may be completed online at; all forms must be submitted by 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7. Sedgwick County Emergency Management will place a cumulative order to the Kansas Division of Emergency Management to fulfill.
  • For more information please contact Sedgwick County Emergency Management at (316) 660-5959, select option three.


Prevention Measures

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Maintain social distancing – keep six feet of space between you and others
  • Wear a face mask if social distancing is not an option
  • Cover all coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home if you are ill

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.


All questions from media should be directed to Public Information Officer Kate Flavin at (316) 660-9370 or