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Kansas coronavirus cases at 261 on Saturday

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment confirmed 261 coronavirus cases on Saturday.

  • Number of confirmed cases in the U.S. increased 86,012 to 104,865
  • Number of confirmed cases in Kansas increased from 202 to 261
  • Number of confirmed deaths in Kansas: 5; Johnson and Wyandotte Counties
  • Number of confirmed cases in Sedgwick County increased from 21 to 33
  • Number of confirmed cases in periphery counties:
    • Butler County: 3     
    • Harvey County: 1
    • Reno County: 5
    • Sumner: 1
March 28 2020 COVID-19 update courtesy of http://www.kdheks.gov/

Sedgwick County COVID-19 Cases

  • As of noon Saturday, Sedgwick County has a total of 33 cases of COVID-19.
  • There are tables on the Sedgwick County website with information related to all Sedgwick County cases. These tables are updated daily at noon.

Sedgwick County Health Department Update

  • Friday, the Health Department swabbed 20 residents for COVID-19.
    • This is done by appointment only.
    • If residents have general questions about COVID-19 or if they think they need to be tested for it they can call United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1.
    • For up-to-date information, visit www.sedgwickcounty.org
  • The Health Department is planning to establish a drive-thru site to sample/ swab residents to be tested for COVID-19. As information for this becomes available it will be shared.

Governor Kelly’s Stay at Home Order

  • At 11 a.m. Saturday, Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-16, which establishes a statewide “stay home” order.
  • This order was created for residents to stay at home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in across the state.
  • It will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 30, and will be enforced until rescinded, or until April 19, 2020, or until the statewide State of Disaster Emergency proclamation expires.
  • The Governor’s order will replace the current Sedgwick County Stay at Home Order which began on Wednesday, March 25.
  • If residents have questions about Sedgwick County’s order they can call (316) 660-9000 or email stayathomefaq@sedgwick.gov.

Community Spread

  • Sedgwick County defines community spread as five or more cases not related to travel.
  • As of Friday, the Health Department believes that there is community spread in Sedgwick County.

Designated Shopping Times for Vulnerable Population

  • On the County’s COVID-19 website you will find a list of stores in Sedgwick County with special hours for older adults (60+), or those who are most at-risk for COVID-19.

Donation Requests

  • If you are a business and would like to offer support/ donations to keep our public safety and healthcare workers safe, let us know. We are seeking:
    • Protective face masks: N-95 or surgical masks
    • Non-latex, medical gloves
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Surface cleaners
    • Non-permeable/fluid resistant gowns
    • Nasopharyngeal specimen collection – swab and viral transport medium
  • Contact Sedgwick County Emergency Management and (316) 660-5959 to donate.

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