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For Immediate Release
July 20, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – July 20, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon July 20, 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



+ 5.27




+ 6.23

Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County



+ 11.85

Periphery Counties

Harvey: 119

Butler: 139

Cowley: 118

Sumner: 72

Reno: 175


 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

  • More than 44,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County and 240 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 may submit an application to request CARES funding to reimburse necessary spending due to COVID-19 that has occurred since March 1, 2020 and anticipated COVID-19 spending through December 30, 2020.
    • To meet federal guidelines, the spending must be COVID-19 related, the spending must have been done outside of the organization’s normal budget, and the funding cannot be used to make up lost revenue.
    • Interested organizations can apply online at
    • For questions or additional information, email or dial (316) 660-7148.


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