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For Immediate Release
July 31, 2020
CONTACT
Kate Flavin

316-660-9370

Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – July 31, 2020

This updated is published every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

COVID-19 Overall Case Count

Confirmed cases as of noon July 31, 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

4,380,871

4,496,737

+2.64

Kansas

26,870

27,812

+3.50

Kansas Deaths

 

358

 

Sedgwick County

3,870

4,072*

+5.22

Periphery Counties

Harvey: 165

Butler: 215

Cowley: 151

Sumner: 97

Reno: 229

               

*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

4,072

1383

39

**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 53,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County and 155 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.
  • 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:
    • 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
  • 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.  Mobile testing locations scheduled for August are:
    • Tuesday, August 4 – Cheney Fire Department (Community Room), 525 N. Main, Cheney, KS 67205
    • Thursday, August 6 – Colwich Fire Department, 116 N. Third , Colwich, KS 67030
    • Thursday, August 18 – Madison Avenue Central Park Pavilion, 512 E. Madison, Derby, KS 67037
    • Thursday, August 20 – Community Center, 130 E. 2nd South, Haysville, KS 67060 

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 communications@sedgwick.gov.