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For Immediate Release
December 4, 2020
CONTACT
Kate Flavin

316-660-9370

Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – December 4, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon December 4, 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

Wednesday

Today

Percent Change

United States

13,805,573

14,190,671

+ 2.79

Kansas

162,061

168,295

+3.85

Kansas Deaths

 

1,786

 

Sedgwick County*

24,272

25,086

+3.35

SC Deaths

 

172

 

 

Periphery Counties

Harvey: 1,975

Butler: 3,732

Cowley: 1,783

Sumner: 914

Kingman: 418

Reno: 5,541

 *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

  • Regular hours at the drive-through sampling site for NP swab are as follows:
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday and Thursday – 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 7 p.m.
  • The SCHD offers no-cost testing for residents, regardless of symptoms.
  • Same day afternoon appointments are available if residents dial (316) 660-1022 and are reached by Health Department staff before noon.
  • Residents may receive their results in four to six days. The Health Department will make 3 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.
  • The SCHD Mobile Outreach Team will provide no-cost COVID-19 testing for residents with or without symptoms on the dates listed below.  
    • Monday, December 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 400 Building, 400 W. Main St., Mount Hope
    • Wednesday, December 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 1350 N. Ash, Wichita

Sedgwick County Updates

  • A new local health order took effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, November 27 and will remain in effect until Saturday, January 9.
  • It’s not too late to get a flu shot! Getting a flu vaccine this fall can reduce your risk of getting flu and help save medical resources needed to care for people with COVID-19. It’s important for everyone to do their part to stay healthy this flu season. The more people vaccinated against flu, the more people protected from flu. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/protect-your-health.html.
  • Remember to complete the COVID-19 vaccination survey by December 14!
    • The survey results will help Sedgwick County learn what concerns people may have about the vaccine and what resources people use to learn about COVID-19.
  • All CARES program portals are closed. Organizations have until Dec. 30, 2020 to spend CARES funding.

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