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

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

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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.

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

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