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For Immediate Release
January 20, 2021
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – January 20, 2021

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon January 20, 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: 3,269

Butler: 6,516

Cowley: 3,204

Sumner: 1,726

Kingman: 630

Reno: 7,765

 *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

  • SCHD has successfully administered all available first doses of vaccine for Phase 1 health care associated workers (HCAW). As more vaccine is received and we are given directive from the state health department, we will begin vaccinating people in Phase 2.
    • Watch the media and the Sedgwick County website for more information about who can be vaccinated next.
  • We are notified 12-24 hours before we receive vaccine. Because of the unpredictable nature of vaccine distribution to Sedgwick County Health Department, we are not scheduling ahead of vaccine receipt. Our intent is not to schedule more appointments than the vaccine we have on hand. Additional appointments will become available as we receive more vaccine.
  • 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.
  • Sedgwick County is in the final stages of closing out its Safe Operating Grant Program, providing nearly $6.3 million to small businesses and non-profits located in Sedgwick County that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • The County received 1,799 unique applications and offered awards to 72 percent of the requesting entities of up to $5,000 each for business-related expenses such as rent, utilities, and PPE for safe reopening.
    • Click here to watch a short video which highlights just a few of the businesses who received funding from Sedgwick County through the County’s allocation of CARES funding.


Vaccination Doses Given by Sedgwick County

This table shows how many doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to health care associated workers in Sedgwick County. This table will be provided every Wednesday. More information can be found at the

COVID-19 Vaccination StoryMap.

Dose Description

Does Given

Yesterday, 1/19/21*


First Dose



Second Dose



Total Doses




Newly Identified COVID-19 Clusters
A cluster is considered two or more positive cases linked to the same location at the same timeframe. In order to promote transparency during this pandemic, a list of clusters in adult care homes, and clusters where not all close contacts are identified.



Number of Cases

Number of Deaths

Covenant Care Senior Living

14422 E. Twinlake Dr.

Wichita, KS

10 cases (1 staff, 9 residents)



Precious Gems LLC

512 S Horseshoe Bend St, Maize, KS

9 cases (4 staff, 5 residents)



Mental Health Support

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