Sedgwick County health director gives update on COVID-19 numbers

Rodney Price
April 01, 2020 - 11:53 am

Sedgwick County Health Director Adrienne Byrne gave an update on COVID-19 at Wednesday's Sedgwick County Commission meeting.

Director Byrne says the number of cases continues to rise in the state and the county. As of the 9 a.m. meeting, the number of cases in Kansas was up to 428, while the number of cases in Sedgwick County stands at 59.

Here's the latest information from the KDHE.

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The director said around 16 people were tested Tuesday for coronavirus and that they expect those results no later than Thursday.

Byrne also wanted residents to understand the difference between a quarantine and isolation. A person is placed in quarantine that has either been exposed through traveling to an area with COVID-19 cases or has come into contact with someone with the virus. That person would remain at home for 14 days and monitor their symptoms. If they feel fine after that 2 week period, they would be free from quarantine on day 15.

However, if a person develops symptoms and if they test positive for COVID-19, they would need to remain in isolation at home for 7 days from onset of symptoms or 3 days of being symptom or fever-free. 

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