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202 cases of coronavirus in Kansas, 21 in Sedgwick County

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Sedgwick County leaders announced the county is up to 21 cases of coronavirus as of noon Friday.

“We have defined that we have community spread now. We are at that threshold now that more than five of our cases are not related to travel,” said Adrienne Byrne, Sedgwick County Health Department director.

It comes as the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website showed 202 cases in Kansas and 20 cases in Sedgwick County.

There have been four deaths from COVID-19 in Kansas.

Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Pete Meitzner said county staff and the county legal department continue to get questions about the county’s stay-at-home order.

Citizens and especially businesses are trying to validate if they are considered essential. If you have a question about the stay-at-home order, call (316) 660-9000 or email stayathomefaq@sedgwick.gov .

Sedgwick County has also worked with local grocery stores to get them to provide special shopping times for senior citizens and vulnerable populations. To find the list of stores and their hours, visit SedgwickCounty.org.

If you have questions about COVID-19 or think you might have the coronavirus, call 211. Someone will ask you questions and determine if you meet the criteria to be tested.

Sedgwick County still needs:

  • Protective face masks: N-95 or surgical masks
  • Nonlatex medical gloves
  • Hand sanitizers and surface cleaners
  • Non-permeable/fluid-resistant gowns
  • Nasopharyngeal specimen collection – swab and viral transport medium

If you can donate any of these supplies, contact Sedgwick County Emergency Management at (316) 660-5959.

The next scheduled Sedgwick County briefing on the coronavirus will be Monday at 1 p.m. We will stream it on KSN.com.

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