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For Immediate Release
January 15, 2021
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – January 15, 2021

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon January 15, 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








Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County*




SC Deaths





Periphery Counties

Harvey: 3,170

Butler: 6,340

Cowley: 3,092

Sumner: 1,665

Kingman: 616

Reno: 7,605

*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

  • Sedgwick County is currently in Phase 1 of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. This phase includes health care associated workers (HCAW) in Sedgwick County with direct patient/community member contact. The Sedgwick County Health Department does not have the authority to move to the next phase until directive is given by the CDC and KDHE. When vaccine is received for Phase 2, it will be communicated.
  • Sedgwick County Health Department has successfully administered ALL first-round COVID-19 vaccines available. SCHD has actively vaccinated health care associated workers and plans to continue vaccinating members of this community as more vaccine is received and we are given directive to move on to the next Phase.
  • No-cost, walk-in testing 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 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 February 6, 2021.
    • It includes a mass gathering limit of 25 people and mask wearing requirements.
  • A new platform is now available which displays reported COVID-19 vaccine doses given by the Sedgwick County Health Department and other providers in Sedgwick County. It can be found on the County’s website at the Exploring COVID-19 Vaccine Data

Mental Health Support

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