WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Sedgwick County Health Department is reporting its latest coronavirus cases. The county is reporting a total of 468 cases, an increase of 10.
The health department is reporting 274 recoveries and 19 deaths.
Sedgwick County COVID-19 Case Count
|Total COVID-19 Cases+||Total Recovered*||Total Deaths|
+There are two duplicates recorded in data from KDHE and other confirmed cases may not be reflected in KDHE numbers.
*A person is considered recovered from COVID-19 72 hours after symptoms stop or seven days after symptoms start, whichever is longer.
Sedgwick County Health Department Update
- Older residents are at a higher risk of more serious illness and death from COVID-19. Their symptoms can be different than symptoms for younger people.
- These symptoms include headache, diarrhea, loss of smell and/or taste, confusion, sore throat, or runny nose. Infected older residents may also act differently than normal.
- They could require more sleep, stop walking, lose orientation, or fall.
- KDHE reports that more than 6,300 residents have been tested for COVID-19.
- Residents can be tested at no cost, regardless of insurance, if they have at least two symptoms of COVID-19. There are no restrictions on age or underlying condition.
- Please call United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1 if you think you should be tested for the disease.
- General questions about COVID-19 should be directed to United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1.
- For up-to-date information, please visit www.sedgwickcounty.org.
Sedgwick County Updates
- Current orders in place:
- Phase 1 of the Governor’s plan to reopen the state began May 4.
- Certain businesses and organizations are allowed to reopen in Sedgwick County if they following social distancing and hygiene standards set by the Governor’s order.
- Please visit www.sedgwickcounty.org to view the latest order and guidelines for businesses and organizations.
- Commissioners decided to follow the Governor’s Order as is, so we ask that all questions and clarifications about the Order be directed to the Governor’s Office at (785) 368-8500. Do not call 9-1-1 if you have questions or concerns about the Executive Order.
- Residents who wish to do business with the County and departments closed to the public (Appraiser’s Office, MABCD) may conduct their business by phone, email, or by appointment only.
- Stay home
- Wash your hands often with soap and water
- Cover all coughs and sneezes
- Maintain social distancing – keep six feet of space between you and others
- Limit public gatherings to 10 people or less
Face Mask Guidance
- KDHE notes that homemade masks may be another tool along with the above prevention measures to keep people from unknowingly spreading the virus.
- Use this acronym when considering safe homemade mask use:
- Multi-layered, tightly-woven 100% Cotton.
- Use a thread count of 180 or higher. Don’t buy surgical or N95 masks.
- Avoid your face and remove it from behind.
- Never touch the front of the mask, and always remove it from behind your head.
- Scrap it if it’s damaged, soiled, or doesn’t fit.
- Make sure it’s breathable and fits snug. Don’t use it while it’s damp, wet, or dirty.
- Keep the mask and your hands clean.
- Wash your hands before you put the mask on/after you take it off. Wash or dispose the mask after every use.
- Multi-layered, tightly-woven 100% Cotton.
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.
- If you are a business and would like to offer support/ donations to keep our public safety and healthcare workers safe, there is a list of ongoing needs at our website, www.sedgwickcounty.org.
- Contact Sedgwick County Emergency Management at (316) 660-5959 to donate
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