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For Immediate Release
February 17, 2021
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – February 17, 2021

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon February 17, 2021
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



+ 0.41




+ 0.44

Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County*



+ 0.35

SC Deaths





Periphery Counties

Harvey: 3,346

Butler: 7,071

Cowley: 3,745

Sumner: 2,056

Kingman: 717

Reno: 8,231

*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.


Vaccination Doses Given by Sedgwick County

  • There will be a press conference at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 18, to discuss a COVID-19 vaccine update. The event will be held at the former downtown Wichita library at 223 S. Main.
  • Sedgwick County has expanded vaccine appointments for residents aged 70 and older through the Sedgwick County Health Department.
  • The County will not schedule more appointments than the vaccine available. For more information, please visit:
  • The Health Department offers two vaccine clinic options:
    • INTRUST Bank Arena | for health care associated workers and residents age 70 and older who are able to walk and stand for extended periods
    • Wichita Transit Operations | drive-thru clinic | for residents 70 and older who have mobility difficulties
  • Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes early for your appointment time.

This table shows how many doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to health care associated workers in Sedgwick County. Vaccines are only available for Sedgwick County residents. More information can be found at the COVID-19 Vaccination StoryMap.

Dose Description

Doses Given





First Dose Given



Second Dose (considered fully vaccinated)



Total Doses Given



*This table only contains vaccination doses given by the Sedgwick County Health Department. Other vaccination providers are required to report vaccination doses given to KDHE, not Sedgwick County.

Sedgwick County Health Department Update

  • No-cost, walk-in testing is regularly available for residents, regardless of symptoms, through the Health Department Monday through Friday, 8:30 to noon. No appointment is required.
    • Operations will take place at the Sedgwick County Extension Office, 7001 W. 21st St., 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 March 20, 2021.
    • It includes a mass gathering limit of 100 people and mask wearing requirements.
  • Please report any businesses in violation of this order through the online portal:
  • Commissioners received COVID-19 Community Survey Results.
    • 65 percent of respondents plan to get the vaccine.
    • The top trusted sources listed include: doctors/medical providers, researchers, pharmacies, and government agencies.
    • The survey was opened for one month beginning November 16, 2020.
    • A second survey will be opened in the future.
  • An update on the CARES Act and County COVID-19 spending was provided.
    • The County’s first expenditure for COVID-19 occurred 11 months ago.
    • So far, Sedgwick County has spent $97.4 million for CARES and COVID-19 support.
      • Non-CARES spending totals $5.3 million (of that, $2.2 million is reserved for temporary staffing and $680,000 is for cleaning services).
    • CARES spending totals $83.4 million (of that, $57 million is for County needs, $18.5 million is for personnel reimbursement, and $26 million to support schools, cities, safe operating grant entities and Stimulus Review Team recommended entities).
    • Of the initial $99.6 million in CARES funding, $16.2 million remains to be paid out to cities, public health and social service agencies.
    • The County estimates COVID-19-related expenses may total $16 million in 2021.
    • More information and support may be provided based on Congressional action.

Mental Health Support

Contact the Community Crisis Center at (316) 660-7500 or walk-in for support at 635 N. Main in Wichita COMCARE's support line is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (316) 660-1111.


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