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For Immediate Release
December 28, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update - December 28, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon December 28, 2020
U.S. cases – Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
Kansas and counties cases – Kansas Department of Health & Environment
Sedgwick County cases – Sedgwick County Health Department




Percent Change

United States








Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County*




SC Deaths




Periphery Counties

Harvey: 2,523

Butler: 5,096

Cowley: 2,428

Sumner: 1,309

Kingman: 542

Reno: 6,863

 *Sedgwick County’s data reflects people who test positive with nasopharyngeal (NP) swab molecular testing (confirmed COVID-19 cases). The KDHE dashboard differs because it also includes people who are IgM antibody test or antigen test positive if they are linked to a confirmed case or if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Sedgwick County Health Department Update

  • Health care workers in Sedgwick County who have not yet received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to schedule an appointment online throughout the next two weeks.
  • Walk-in sampling will not be offered by the Sedgwick County Health Department Thursday, Dec. 31 through Jan. 3, 2021 due to the New Year’s holiday.
    • Additional sampling locations can be found on the Sedgwick County Sampling Site Locator
    • The County will not update its COVID-19 dashboard on Friday, Jan. 1 and there will not be a COVID-19 update that day.
  • No-cost, walk-in sampling is regularly available for residents, regardless of symptoms, through the Health Department, Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. No appointment is required.
    • Operations take place at the Sedgwick County Extension Office, 7001 W. 21st, Wichita, 67205 for saliva, NP, and oral PCR samples.
    • Results are generally available within 18 to 36 hours. The Health Department will make three attempts to reach residents with their results.
      • If you receive a voicemail or missed call from the Health Department please call back in order to receive your results. 
      • For the quickest response please call (316) 660-1022 and listen for the prompt to leave a message for the results department. 


Sedgwick County Updates

  • The local health order is currently in place through 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2021.
    • It includes a mass gathering limit of 25 people and mask wearing requirements.
  • The recently signed COVID-19 relief bill extends CARES funding deadlines to Dec. 31, 2021.
  • The next regular Board of County Commissioners meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

Prevention Measures 

  • Remember the three W’s to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
    • Wash your hands with soap and water often
    • Wear a mask or face covering
    • Watch your distance – keep six feet of space between you and others who are not in your household

Mental Health Support

  • COMCARE of Sedgwick County is offering a Support Line for individuals who may be experiencing an elevation in mental health symptoms.
  • Individuals may call (316) 660-1111 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • They will receive resources, coping skill ideas, and encouragement to keep doing what they need to do to stay healthy, emotionally and physically.
  • Residents who are experiencing a mental health crisis should call (316) 660-7500.



Please direct all questions from media to Strategic Communications at (316) 660-9370 or