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For Immediate Release
July 27, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – July 27, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon July 27, 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: 143

Butler: 187

Cowley: 140

Sumner: 88

Reno: 214

*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 50,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County and 243 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.
  • Mobile testing locations this week:
    • Thursday, July 30 - PIX Community Center at 101 E. Main St, Mulvane.


Sedgwick County Updates

  • There will be a special Board of County Commissioners meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29 to discuss the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
  • Certain organizations can apply to receive CARES funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • The funds can be used to reimburse necessary spending due to the coronavirus that has occurred since March 1, 2020 and anticipated COVID-19 spending through December 30, 2020.
    • To meet federal guidelines, the spending must be COVID-19 related, the spending must have been done outside of the organization’s normal budget, and the funding cannot be used to make up lost revenue.
    • Applications 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