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For Immediate Release
September 4, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – September 4, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon September 4, 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



+ 1.56




+ 2.91

Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County*



+ 3.62

SC Deaths





Periphery Counties

Harvey: 308

Butler: 520

Cowley: 270

Sumner: 138

Kingman: 45

Reno: 850

 *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

  • **Updated Schedule** Health Department staff will take nasopharyngeal (NP) swab specimens at the drive-through sampling site next week at the following hours:
    • Monday 9/7 (Labor Day) - closed
    • Tuesday and Friday - 9 a.m. to noon
    • Wednesday and Thursday - 2 to 7 p.m.
  • On Thursday, roughly 100 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from an ongoing cluster at the Sedgwick County Detention Center.
  • The Health Department expects to begin phasing in saliva testing next week with certain sectors such as long-term care facilities.
  • Nearly 82,000 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County and 84 residents were scheduled to be tested at the SCHD drive-through site this morning.
    • The SCHD offers no-cost testing of symptomatic residents and people working in certain high-risk professions.
    • Appointments can be made by calling United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1.
    • With the new results portal implemented, patients are now able to access test results as early as three days after sampling.
  • The Mobile Outreach Team will provide no-cost COVID-19 testing for symptomatic residents, contacts of COVID-19 positive people, or people in certain high-risk professions from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. next week. 
    • Tuesday, September 8 at Bethany United Methodist Church, 1601 S. Main St., Wichita, KS 67213
    • Wednesday, September 9 in the parking lot (formerly an Atwoods Store) at 6235 N. Broadway Ave., Park City, KS 67219



Sedgwick County Updates

  • The current Emergency Public Health Order is in effect until at least midnight Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
  • A new order will begin once the current one expires and will be in effect until Wednesday, October 21.
  • Small businesses that have had a disruption in business may be eligible for a safe operating grant from Sedgwick County.
  • Local public healthcare and social service providers that have had unexpected expenses due to COVID-19 may apply for reimbursements.
    • Applications and information can be found here.
    • The deadline to apply for this funding is September 20, 2020.
    • Examples of eligible COVID-19 related expenses include: establishing and operating public telemedicine capabilities for COVID-19 related treatment; acquisition and distribution of medical and protective supplies; expenses for disinfection of public areas and other facilities.

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.



All questions from media should be directed to Communications at (316) 660-9370 or