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For Immediate Release
May 28, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – May 28, 2020

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

COVID-19 Overall Case Count

Confirmed cases as of noon May 28, 2020

U.S. cases – Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Sedgwick County cases – Sedgwick County Health Department




Percent Change

United States



+ 1.4

Sedgwick County+



+ 1.6


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

  • One more business cluster has closed and is no longer active.
    • Active clusters include: Mel Hambelton Ford, a church, the three long-term care facilities, and the Wichita Work Release facility.
  • More than 11,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19. Today, Sedgwick County Health Department took samples from 44 residents. 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 or if you have general questions about it.


Sedgwick County Updates

  • Commissioners voted yesterday, to recommend residents and businesses adhere to the Ad Astra Plan and increased public gatherings to 20 people.
  • The Sedgwick County main courthouse and Juvenile Courthouse to the public today. Now through the beginning of July, other County facilities will reopen to the public. For more information please visit
  • The Sedgwick County Health Department is hiring several positions through December to help in the fight against COVID-19. If you are interested in applying, please visit and search keyword COVID.

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