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For Immediate Release
July 22, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – July 22, 2020

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

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon July 22, 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



+ 3.30




+ 3.30

Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County




Periphery Counties

Harvey: 127

Butler: 144

Cowley: 117

Sumner: 72

Reno: 179


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 45,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County and 236 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

  • There was a discussion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
    • The online portal is available for social services and health programs to apply for reimbursement. Cities and school districts will be contacted to submit information through a separate portal.
    • A business needs survey is due Friday – this information will be used to design a plan to spend $9.3 million from the State.
    • CARES spending totals $5 million since late March.
      • $420,000 for Sinochips lab work and testing
      • $135,000 for temporary staff
      • $150,000 for BKD to train County Finance
      • $38,000 for an Emergency Management inventory management system
      • $45,000 for a morgue cooler
      • $64,000 for masks and gloves
      • $21,000 for an intercom system for Corrections
    • An off-agenda item to discuss the latest order from Dr. Minns came before Commissioners. Amendments include:
      • Children age 11 or under are exempt from the mask order; children age two and younger should not wear a mask because of the risk of suffocation.
      • Businesses licensed to sell alcohol for on premise consumption do not have to close by midnight.
      • Swimming pools are exempted from the order.
      • The order will begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 24 and be active through Friday, Aug. 21, at 11:59 p.m. It will be revisited weekly.
      • The revised order will be available online today


Prevention Measures

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Maintain social distancing – keep at least six feet of space between you and others who are not in your household
  • Wear a face mask/covering 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