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Sedgwick County confirms 426 positive cases of COVID-19, 235 recoveries

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SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – The Sedgwick County Health Department is reporting its latest coronavirus numbers.

As of Saturday, the county is reporting 426 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 10 cases since Friday. The health department is reporting 235 total cases recovered and 13 deaths.

Sedgwick County Health Department Update

  • The criteria for testing have been revised. Residents can be tested if they have at least two symptoms of COVID-19. There are no restrictions on age or underlying condition.
  • KDHE reports that more than 4,200 residents have been tested for COVID-19. The Sedgwick County Health Department has tested roughly one-fourth of those residents.
  • The Health Department is currently taking samples of residents who meet the criteria to be tested for the disease at no cost to residents.
    • Residents are encouraged to call United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1 if they think they should be tested for COVID-19.
    • If residents have general questions about COVID-19 they should call United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1.
    • For up-to-date information, please visit

Sedgwick County Updates

  • Current orders in place:
    • Governor’s stay-at-home order is in place until May 3.
    • The Governor announced a new Executive Order beginning May 4 which includes a first phase of re-opening businesses and organizations across the state.
    • Please visit to view the latest order and guidelines for businesses and organizations.
    • Yesterday, 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.

Prevention Measures

  • 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.

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.

Donation Requests

  • 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,
  • Contact Sedgwick County Emergency Management at (316) 660-5959 to donate.


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