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The Sedgwick County Health Department is no longer doing COVID-19 contact tracing investigations.

Corinne Boyer / Kansas News Service

One western Kansas resident's recovery from COVID-19 was made worse by an unpleasant health care experience.

With the situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic changing so rapidly, we’re compiling news and information here about COVID-19. For more community updates, reopening plans and public health orders, check out our COVID-19 Resource Center.

How many known cases are in Kansas?

As of Aug. 3, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has confirmed 28,876 cases of COVID-19 (+1,064 since last report), and 365 deaths (+7). KDHE gives a live update on its Facebook page every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m.

More than 272,000 other people have tested negative for COVID-19. 

Sedgwick County, which includes confirmed cases not finalized in KDHE's count, says as of Aug. 4 there have been 4,436 confirmed cases (+88 since last report) and 43 deaths (no change), and there are 2,830 active cases.

The U.S. has had more than 4.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, and more than 154,000 deaths. 

Brian Grimmett / Kansas News Service

WICHITA, Kansas — More than 26,000 people in Kansas have contracted COVID-19. Roughly 350 of them have died.

While that’s a low death rate, survivors talk of the brutality of the disease, and how full recovery can prove elusive even months after getting infected.


This story is part of an NPR nationwide analysis of states' revenue and budgets during the pandemic.