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For Immediate Release
July 29, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – July 29, 2020

Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – July 29, 2020

This updated is published every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

The link to today’s daily briefing can be found here:

COVID-19 Overall Case Count

Confirmed cases as of noon July 29, 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: 150

Butler: 195

Cowley: 146

Sumner: 92

Reno: 217


*Sedgwick County’s data reflects results from nasopharyngeal (NP) confirmed COVID-19 cases; the KDHE dashboard shows results from NP tests (confirmed cases) and IgM antibody tests and antigen tests if linked to a confirmed case.

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 51,000 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.

o   The Sedgwick County Health Department offers no-cost testing of symptomatic residents and people working in certain high-priority professions.

o   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:

o   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.

o   Recovery/reopening metrics are available on the Sedgwick County website

  • Mobile testing locations this week:

o   Tuesday, August 4 – Cheney Fire Department (Community Room), 525 N. Main, Cheney, KS 67027

o   Thursday, August 6 – Colwich Fire Department, 116 N. Third St., Colwich, KS 67030

  • The Mobile Outreach Team supports the community by providing increased access to no-cost coronavirus testing for Sedgwick County residents who have symptoms or who are contacts of known COVID-19 positive people. In addition, people without symptoms can be tested if they are first responders, healthcare workers (including home health and long-term care), law enforcement, detention facility workers, Direct Support Professionals, or if they work in residential group living facilities.

Sedgwick County Updates

  • The Board of County Commissioners met for a special meeting at 9 a.m. today to discuss the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
    • Elizabeth Ablah, PhD, MPH, Department of Population Health at the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine spoke about the types of COVID-19 tests.
      • Types include: viral, antigen, and antibody tests.
      • She explained the differences between each test.
    • Dr. Ablah discussed her preliminary evaluation of two different proposals for CARES funding for testing-related projects.  She indicated that additional information was needed, and that she will work with staff to acquire that information and complete her evaluation.
    • Lindsay Poe Rousseau updated the Commissioners on CARES funding.
      • Commissioners voted to table the CARES spending plan related to assistance to bars/nightclubs due to the closure order, with a CARES-funded business support program proposal to come before the Commission on August 12
      • Commissioners voted to allocate a flat rate per student + $100,000 for the 10 school districts headquartered in Sedgwick County and private accredited K-12 schools

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 Communications at (316) 660-9370 or