For Immediate Release
May 17, 2020
CONTACT
Kate Flavin

316-660-9370

Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – May 17, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon May 17, 2020
U.S. and Kansas cases – Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
Sedgwick County cases – Sedgwick County Health Department

Location

Yesterday

Today

Percent Change

United States

1,450,269

1,474,127

+ 1.6

Kansas

7,890

7,941

+ 0.6

Kansas Deaths

 

172

 

Sedgwick County+

534

535

+ 0.2

 

Periphery Counties

Harvey: 12

Butler: 22

Cowley: 3

Sumner: 6

Reno: 51

 

Sedgwick County COVID-19 Case Count

Total COVID-19 Cases+

Total Recovered*

Total Deaths

535

361

20

+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 sedgwickcounty.org.

Sedgwick County Updates

  • By Executive Order 20-32, Phase 1.5 of the Governor’s Plan will take effect at midnight, Monday, May 18. Key highlights include:
    • Mass gatherings of more than 10 individuals continue to be prohibited;
    • Nail salons, barber shops, hair salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlors and other personal service businesses where close contact cannot be avoided may open, but only for pre-scheduled appointments or online check-in;
    • Fitness centers and health clubs may open, but in-person group classes may not occur and locker rooms must be closed except as necessary to use restroom facilities.
    • In-person commencement or graduation ceremonies may occur with no more than 10 individuals in a room, gymnasium, or facility at one time as long as 6-foot social distancing is maintained. Outdoor drive-through graduation ceremonies during which no more than 10 individuals are in the same area outside of their vehicles at a time (i.e. school administration, graduate, family members, etc.) are allowed.
    • 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.
  • We continue to work on the plan to reopen Sedgwick County, along with our business and nonprofit partners. Our goal is to fall in line with the Governor's plan, while reopening our county in a way that is safe and protects the health of our residents.

 

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

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 kate.flavin@sedgwick.gov.