For Immediate Release
March 24, 2020
CONTACT
Kate Flavin

316-660-9370

Updated Presumptive-Positive Cases in Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County officials report three additional positive cases of COVID-19 in residents in Sedgwick County, bringing the total to seven cases. 

Patient five is a male, under the age of 60, with no underlying health conditions. He is not hospitalized. He has a travel history and remained in quarantine upon his return, so there are limited contacts. 

Patient six is a male, over the age of 60. He is not hospitalized. The Sedgwick County Health Department is investigating this case and all close contacts of this case. 

Patient seven is a male, under the age of 60. He is not hospitalized. The patient has a travel history. His only contacts were members of his household. 

Similar to other coronaviruses, this novel coronavirus is likely to spread by droplets from an infected person’s nose or mouth through coughing and sneezing. Below is a list of ways you can help prevent illness: 

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water - use hand sanitizer if soap isn’t available
  2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  1. Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  3. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs
  4. Stay home when you are sick 

The SCHD continually updates the Sedgwick County website and encourages residents to stay informed and look for new information at www.sedgwickcounty.org.