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For Immediate Release
December 7, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – December 7, 2020

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




SC Deaths





Periphery Counties

Harvey: 2,047

Butler: 3,884

Cowley: 1,832

Sumner: 973

Kingman: 438

Reno: 5,740

 *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. 
    • 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.
  • Following CDC and KDHE guidelines, Sedgwick County has adopted new quarantine guidelines for residents exposed to COVID-19 positive people, or who have traveled, but do not have symptoms of and have not tested positive for COVID-19.
  • It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week! This week is another reminder that there is still time to roll your sleeve up and get your annual flu shot to protect yourself and your loved ones. It’s especially important for people with certain chronic conditions like asthma, heart disease, and diabetes to get vaccinated. To learn more please visit
  • 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