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For Immediate Release
July 24, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – July 24, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon July 24, 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



+ 17.41




+ 4.17

Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County




Periphery Counties

Harvey: 140

Butler: 172

Cowley: 128

Sumner: 78

Reno: 197

*Sedgwick County’s data reflects results from nasopharyngeal (NP) confirmed COVID-19 cases; the KDHE dashboard shows results from NP tests, antibody tests, and persons under investigation.  Large case increase due to a laboratory reported backlog of cases. These cases occurred on lab test dates ranging from 7/2-7/10.



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 47,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County and 251 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
  • Mobile testing locations next week from 8:30 to 11 a.m.:
    • Monday, July 27 – Bethany United Methodist Church at 1601 S. Main St, Wichita, KS
    • Thursday, July 30 – PIX Community Center at 101 E. Main St, Mulvane, KS



Sedgwick County Updates

  • The outcome of a special Board of County Commissioners meeting today resulted in the Board of County Commissioners affirming Dr. Minns’ public health order with certain amendments:
    • Businesses licensed to sell alcohol for on-premises consumption will have a curfew of midnight beginning on Saturday, July 25; and
    • 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;
    • Swimming pools are exempt from the order;
    • The order is currently in effect and will remain so through Friday, Aug. 21, at 11:59 p.m.
  • A list of businesses in the city of Wichita that are impacted by the order can be found here.



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 Public Information Officer Kate Flavin at (316) 660-9370 or