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For Immediate Release
August 10, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – August 10, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon August 10, 2020
U.S. cases – Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
Kansas and counties cases – Kansas Department of Health & Environment
Sedgwick County cases – Sedgwick County Health Department




Percent Change

United States



+ 3.5




+ 3.6

Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County



+ 4.9

Periphery Counties

Harvey: 209

Butler: 301

Cowley: 173

Sumner: 101

Reno: 291

*Sedgwick County’s data reflects results from nasopharyngeal (NP) confirmed COVID-19 cases; the KDHE dashboard shows results from NP tests (confirmed cases) and IgM antibody tests and antigen tests if linked to a confirmed case.



Sedgwick County COVID-19 Case Count

Total COVID-19 Cases

Total Recovered**

Total Deaths




**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

  • More than 62,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County and 221 residents were scheduled to be tested at the SCHD drive-through site this morning.
    • The Sedgwick County Health Department offers no-cost testing of symptomatic residents and people working in certain high-priority professions.
    • 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 COVID-19 website reminders:
    • A new document for businesses is on the testing page of the Sedgwick County COVID-19 website. The document describes the process for disease investigations, and isolation and quarantine of employees.
    • Recovery/reopening metrics are available on the Sedgwick County website.
  • This week, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. the Mobile Outreach Team will provide no cost COVID-19 testing for symptomatic residents, contacts of COVID-19 positive people, or people in certain high-risk professions. Dates and locations are listed below.
  • Thursday, August 13 at Pathway Church, 18800 W Kellogg Dr, Goddard, KS 67052


Sedgwick County Updates

  • Commissioners will receive a COVID-19 update during their staff meeting on Tuesday, August 11. They will receive a CARES Funding update during the regular Board of County Commissioners meeting on Wednesday, August 12.


Prevention Measures

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Maintain social distancing – keep at least six feet of space between you and others who are not in your household
  • Wear a face mask/covering if social distancing is not an option
  • Cover all coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home if you are ill

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 Communications at (316) 660-9370 or