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For Immediate Release
December 30, 2020
CONTACT
Kate Flavin

316-660-9370

Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update - December , 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon December 30, 2020
U.S. cases – Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
Kansas and counties cases – Kansas Department of Health & Environment
Sedgwick County cases – Sedgwick County Health Department

Location

Monday

Today

Percent Change

United States

19,161,619

19,615,360

     +2.37

Kansas

216,062

222.433

+2.95

Kansas Deaths

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2,741

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Sedgwick County*

30,521

31,374

+2.79

SC Deaths

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266

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Periphery Counties

Harvey: 2,623

Butler: 5,314

Cowley: 2,544

Sumner: 1,338

Kingman: 557

Reno: 6,938

 *Sedgwick County’s data reflects people who test positive with nasopharyngeal (NP) swab molecular testing (confirmed COVID-19 cases). The KDHE dashboard differs because it also includes people who are IgM antibody test or antigen test positive if they are linked to a confirmed case or if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

 

Sedgwick County Health Department Update

  • Walk-in sampling will not be offered by the Sedgwick County Health Department Thursday, December 31 through January 3, 2021 due to the New Year’s holiday.
  • Health care workers in Sedgwick County who have not yet received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to schedule an appointment online throughout the next two weeks.
  • No-cost, walk-in testing is regularly available for residents, regardless of symptoms, through the Health Department Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. No appointment is required.
    • Operations will take place at the Sedgwick County Extension Office, 7001 W. 21st St., Wichita, 67205 for saliva, NP, and oral PCR samples.
    • Results are generally available within 18 to 36 hours.  The Health Department will make three attempts to reach residents with their results.
      • If you receive a voicemail or missed call from the Health Department please call back in order to receive your results.
      • For the quickest response please call (316)660-1022 and listen for the prompt to leave a message for the results department. 

 


Sedgwick County Updates

  • The local health order is currently in place through 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2021.
    • It includes a mass gathering limit of 25 people and mask wearing requirements.
  • The recently signed COVID-19 relief bill extends CARES funding deadlines to Dec. 31, 2021.
  • The next regular Board of County Commissioners meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

 

Newly Identified COVID-19 Clusters
A cluster is considered two or more positive cases linked to the same location at the same timeframe. In order to promote transparency during this pandemic, a list of clusters in adult care homes, and clusters where not all close contacts are identified.

Location

Address

Number of Cases

Number of Deaths

Derby Assisted Living

719 N Klein Cir, Derby, KS 67037

8 cases (5 staff, 3 residents)

0

 

Watercrest at Cherry Creek

8200 E Pawnee St, Wichita, KS 67207

< 5 Cases

0

 

Prevention Measures 

  • Remember the three W’s to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
    • Wash your hands with soap and water often
    • Wear a mask or face covering
    • Watch your distance – keep six feet of space between you and others who are not in your household

 

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.

 

 

Please direct all questions from media to Strategic Communications at (316) 660-9370 or communications@sedgwick.gov.