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Sedgwick County to hold special meeting at 4 p.m. Monday about the coronavirus

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Sedgwick County Commissioner Lacey Cruse said the County Commission will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Monday.

The agenda shows that the topic is the coronavirus. Cruse said commissioners will take some action at the meeting. You will be able to watch the meeting on KSN.com.

Cruse made the announcement during the daily coronavirus briefing at 11 a.m.

She said the county manager and the county chair were not present at the briefing because they were on a conference call with the CEOs of Wichita’s hospitals.

Tania Cole, Sedgwick County assistant county manager, gave an update on the number of confirmed coronavirus cases as of March 22. She said there are 35,996 cases in the United States, 67 cases in Kansas, two cases in Sedgwick County.

The most recent case in Sedgwick County was a presumptive positive case announced on Saturday.

Adrienne Byrne, Sedgwick County health director, said the case involves a male under the age of 60 who had recently traveled to Colorado.

In the meantime, Cruse suggested people visit the county’s web page and click on the Community Resources tab to find out what help is available.

She also reminded people that the American Red Cross needs blood donations since a lot of blood drives have been canceled. If you can donate, contact the Red Cross.

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