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For Immediate Release
September 23, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – September 23, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon September 23, 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



+ 1.29




+ 2.35

Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County*



+ 1.03

SC Deaths




Periphery Counties

Harvey: 347

Butler: 906

Cowley: 359

Sumner: 186

Kingman: 84

Reno: 1,065

 *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

  • There was a transcription error on our dashboard from the Monday call with local hospitals. The correct number is 18 COVID-19 patients in ICU.
  • Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) staff will take nasopharyngeal (NP) swab and saliva specimens at the drive-through sampling site (DTSS) at the following hours:
    • 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.
  • Over 99,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County.
    • The SCHD offers no-cost testing of symptomatic residents, contacts of COVID-19 positive people, and people working in certain high-risk professions.
    • Appointments can be made by calling United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1.
    • Residents may receive their results in four to six days.

Sedgwick County Updates

  • The current local health order is in effect until Wednesday, October 21.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits are now available for request by small businesses located within Sedgwick County. Eligible businesses may submit a request form by October 7, 2020. Forms may be submitted here:
    • There is no cost associated with kits – funding was allocated by the Board of County Commissioners from the CARES Act funding from the State.
    • Retail stores and restaurants may request face shields and additional disposable face masks.
    • PPE kits will be available for pick up at various locations around Sedgwick County the week of October 12-16, 2020.

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.



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