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For Immediate Release
July 15, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – July 15, 2020

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

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon July 15, 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



+ 3.6




+ 4.4

Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County



+ 6.4

Periphery Counties

Harvey: 99

Butler: 114

Cowley: 90

Sumner: 49

Reno: 141



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’s data reflects results from nasopharyngeal (NP) confirmed COVID-19 cases; the KDHE dashboard shows results from NP tests, antibody tests, and persons under investigation.


Sedgwick County Health Department Update

  • The Sedgwick County Health Department is only testing symptomatic residents and certain high-priority professions at no cost.
    • More than 40,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County.
    • Today the Health Department is setting up its new drive-through location and will reopen tomorrow, July 16.  
    • 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.


Sedgwick County Updates

  • During the Board of County Commissioners meeting today there was a discussion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
    • A funding application for businesses and organizations will be available online on July 20. The application will be reviewed during the BOCC staff meeting on July 21.
    • An additional $91,000 was spent for PPE, $54,000 in costs for personnel, $35,000 for the Regional Forensic Science Center, $20,000 for custodial supplies, and $18,000 for technology.
    • Currently, the County has more than $96 million CARES funding remaining.
  • The 2021 Recommended Budget was presented by County Manager Tom Stolz.
    • County operations continue to be in pandemic response mode.
    • The Budget reflects costs associated with doing business, the response to COVID-19, and does not reduce any County services.
    • Budget details can be found online at
  • As a reminder, please seek medical attention if you are experiencing any serious symptoms or injuries.
    • Fear of contracting COVID-19 has fewer residents seeking emergency medical treatment at local hospitals.
    • Call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room to receive necessary care or contact your primary care provider for minor illnesses or injuries.


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