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For Immediate Release
August 7, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – August 7, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon August 7, 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








Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County




Periphery Counties

Harvey: 198

Butler: 278

Cowley: 165

Sumner: 99

Reno: 269

*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 58,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County and 177 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.
  • Next 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.
  • Monday, August 10 at the Valley Center Community Center, 314 E. Clay St., Valley Center, KS 67147
  • Thursday, August 13 at Pathway Church, 18800 W Kellogg Dr, Goddard, KS 67052


Sedgwick County Updates

  • As a reminder, the latest public health order is in effect until midnight, Friday, August 21.
    • Businesses licensed to sell alcohol for on-premises consumption have a curfew of midnight.
    • Children age 11 and younger are not required to wear a mask; children age two and younger should not wear a mask of face because of the risk of suffocation.
    • Phase 2 of the Ad Astra Plan is place as well which allows groups of up to 15 people, as long as those people are commonly known to one another, and must be located at least six feet away from other groups. Events and business occupancy are not capped at 15 people.
    • Additionally, bars and nightclubs shall be closed to the public except where curbside and carryout services are allowed.


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