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March 29, 2020
Kate Flavin


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


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 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  • It will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 30, and will be enforced until rescinded, or until April 19, 2020, or until the statewide State of Disaster Emergency proclamation expires.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


Donation Requests

  • 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.