Sedgwick County coronavirus cases at 59, up from 48

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March 31, 2020 - 7:19 pm
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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Sedgwick County has increased from 48 to 59.

Sedgwick County Health Department Update

Information about cases and deaths is only disclosed if it impacts prevention efforts.

Social distancing, good hand hygiene, staying home when ill are the best prevention methods. On the Sedgwick County COVID-19 website, we have posted aggregate case numbers categorized by age and by the source of exposure. These tables are updated daily around 1 p.m. after KDHE updates are shared.

As of 8 a.m. today, our Health Department had 16 appointments for sampling for testing for COVID-19 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

Public comment for Wednesday’s commission meeting

Rather than attending in person, residents are encouraged to email their comments to communications@sedgwick.gov to be considered for the regular Board of County Commissioners meeting tomorrow, April 1.

Emails are due by 5 p.m. today, March 31.

The meeting will be broadcast by KPTS as normal at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

New COMCARE Support Line

A new support line is available through COMCARE for residents who are experiencing elevated mental health symptoms but in crisis.

Residents can call (316) 660-1111 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday to receive resources, coping skill ideas, and encouragement to stay healthy, emotionally and physically.

Donation Requests

If you are a business and would like to offer support/ donations to keep public safety and healthcare workers safe, let the county know. They are seeking:

Protective face masks: FDA / NIOSH approved 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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