Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – March 29, 2020
COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases in U.S. as of 11 a.m., March 29, 2020, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
Confirmed cases in Kansas and counties as of 12:30 p.m., March 29, 2020, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
- Number of confirmed cases in the U.S. increased 104,865 to 125,313
- Number of confirmed cases in Kansas increased from 261 to 319
- Number of confirmed deaths in Kansas: 6
- Number of confirmed cases in Sedgwick County increased from 33 to 41
- Number of confirmed cases in periphery counties:
- Butler County: 3
- Harvey County: 1
- Reno County: 7
- Sumner: 1
Sedgwick County Health Department Update
- As of noon today, Sedgwick County has a total of 41 cases of COVID-19. There is a duplicated case reported by KDHE.
- There are tables on the Sedgwick County website with information related to all Sedgwick County cases. These tables are updated daily around 1 p.m. after KDHE updates are shared.
- The Sedgwick County Health Department takes samples for testing for COVID-19 by appointment only.
- If residents have general questions about COVID-19 or if they think they need to be tested for it they can call United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1.
- For up-to-date information, visit sedgwickcounty.org
American Red Cross in Need of Donations
- Previously scheduled blood drives continue to be canceled at an alarming rate and the Red Cross has an ongoing critical need for blood and platelet donations.
- So far the organization has about 300,000 fewer blood donations.
- The Red Cross has implemented additional precautions to ensure the safety of our donors and staff during this pandemic.
- Donors are asked to use the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule a donation.
Governor Kelly’s Stay at Home Order
- Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-16, which establishes a statewide “stay home” order.
- This order was created for residents to stay at home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in across the state.
- It will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 30, and will be enforced until rescinded, or until April 19, 2020, or until the statewide State of Disaster Emergency proclamation expires.
- The Governor’s order will replace the current Sedgwick County Stay at Home Order which began on Wednesday, March 25.
- Sedgwick County Counselor’s Office is reviewing the Governor’s Order to see how it affects residents.
- If residents have questions about Sedgwick County’s order they can call (316) 660-9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are a business and would like to offer support/ donations to keep our public safety and healthcare workers safe, let us know. We are seeking:
- Protective face masks: N-95 or surgical masks
- Non-latex, medical gloves
- Hand sanitizer
- Surface cleaners
- Non-permeable/fluid resistant gowns
- Nasopharyngeal specimen collection – swab and viral transport medium
- Contact Sedgwick County Emergency Management and (316) 660-5959 to donate.