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For Immediate Release
July 17, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – July 17, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon July 17, 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



+ 4.35




+ 4.93

Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County



+ 7.85

Periphery Counties

Harvey: 108

Butler: 124

Cowley: 97

Sumner: 58

Reno: 155



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 SCHD has moved to its new testing site 620 North Edgemoor Street.
    • More than 41,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County and 234 residents are scheduled to be tested at the SCHD drive-through site.
    • The Sedgwick County Health Department is only testing symptomatic residents and certain high-priority professions at no cost.
    • 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

  • Organizations and businesses are reminded to help provide data to the Health Department through the Daily Sick Reporting Form.
    • This is a voluntary system;
    • the reporting is vital in assisting the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) to monitor trends in diseases, including COVID-19.
    • All agencies and organizations in Sedgwick County are encouraged to report. Businesses that choose to report should, at a minimum, report illnesses on Thursdays to ensure comparison. Businesses can report on other days, too.
    • The “Daily Total Sick Reporting for Businesses” form can be found here.

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