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For Immediate Release
May 11, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update - May 11, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count

Confirmed cases in U.S. as of noon May 11, 2020, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Confirmed cases in Kansas, and counties as of noon May 11, 2020, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Confirmed cases in Sedgwick County as of noon, May 11, 2020, Sedgwick County Health Department





Percent Change

United States



+ 1.5




+ 1.9

Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County+



+ 0.2






Periphery Counties

Harvey: 10

Butler: 18

Cowley: 3

Sumner: 4

Reno: 52


 Sedgwick County COVID-19 Case Count

Total COVID-19 Cases+

Total Recovered*

Total Deaths




+There are two duplicates recorded in data from KDHE and other confirmed cases may not be reflected in KDHE numbers.

*A person is considered recovered from COVID-19 72 hours after symptoms stop or 10 days after symptoms start, whichever is longer.


Sedgwick County Health Department Update

  • Residents can be tested at no cost, regardless of insurance, if they have at least two symptoms of COVID-19. There are no restrictions on age or underlying condition.
    • Please call United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1 if you think you should be tested for the disease.
    • General questions about COVID-19 should be directed to United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1.
    • For up-to-date information, please visit
  • KDHE reports that more than 6,600 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County.  The Health Department took samples from 123 people today.


Sedgwick County Updates

  • A group of organizations has created a resource for area businesses and organizations which want to purchase personal protective equipment related to COVID-19.
    • The list of local vendors making face masks, hand sanitizer, gloves, gowns, Plexiglas barriers and more can be found at
    • The resource has been the work of multiple organizations, including the Wichita Regional Chamber, Wichita Independent Business Association (WIBA), Visit Wichita, Non-Profit Chamber of Service, Wichita Community Foundation, City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and others. The Chamber, WIBA, Visit Wichita and Non-Profit Chamber of Service also surveyed their members about ongoing PPE needs.
    • Additional local and regional vendors will be added, as well as additional information on existing vendors through outreach from the group.
  • Current orders in place:
    • Phase 1 of the Governor’s plan to reopen the state began May 4.
    • Certain businesses and organizations are allowed to reopen in Sedgwick County if they following social distancing and hygiene standards set by the Governor’s order. 
    • All questions and clarifications about the Order be directed to the Governor’s Office at (785) 368-8500. Do not call 9-1-1 if you have questions or concerns about the Executive Order.
    • Please visit to view the latest order and guidelines for businesses and organizations.
  • Residents who wish to do business with the County and departments closed to the public (Appraiser’s Office, MABCD) may conduct their business by phone, email, or by appointment only.


 Prevention Measures

  • Stay home
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Cover all coughs and sneezes
  • Maintain social distancing – keep six feet of space between you and others
  • Limit public gatherings to 10 people or less


Face Mask Guidance

  • KDHE notes that homemade masks may be another tool along with the above prevention measures to keep people from unknowingly spreading the virus. 
  • Use this acronym when considering safe homemade mask use:
    • Multi-layered, tightly-woven 100% Cotton.
      • Use a thread count of 180 or higher. Don’t buy surgical or N95 masks.
    • Avoid your face and remove it from behind.
      • Never touch the front of the mask, and always remove it from behind your head.
    • Scrap it if it’s damaged, soiled, or doesn’t fit.
      • Make sure it’s breathable and fits snug. Don’t use it while it’s damp, wet, or dirty.
    • Keep the mask and your hands clean.
      • Wash your hands before you put the mask on/after you take it off. Wash or dispose the mask after every use. 

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.


 Donation Requests

  • If you are a business and would like to offer support/ donations to keep our public safety and healthcare workers safe, there is a list of ongoing needs at our website,
  • Contact Sedgwick County Emergency Management at (316) 660-5959 to donate.






All questions from media should be directed to Public Information Officer Kate Flavin at (316) 660-9370 or