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For Immediate Release
March 1, 2021
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update - March 1, 2021

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon March 1, 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: 3,403

Butler: 7,205

Cowley: 3,805

Sumner: 2,070

Kingman: 727

Reno: 8,299

 *Sedgwick County’s data reflects people who test positive with nasopharyngeal (NP) swab, oropharyngeal (throat) swab, or saliva 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

  • Sedgwick County vaccine appointments are currently for health care associated workers and residents aged 65 and older through the Sedgwick County Health Department.
  • The Health Department offers two vaccine clinic options:
    • Former Wichita Public Library | 223 S. Main, Wichita, KS 67202 | This clinic is for health care associated workers and residents age 65 and older who are active and can stand for periods of time.
    • Wichita Transit Operations | 777 E. Waterman St., Wichita, KS 67202 | This drive-thru clinic is for health care associated workers and residents age 65 and older who have mobility difficulties.
  • Please arrive to your vaccine appointment no more than 15 minutes early and plan to allow at least 45 minutes for the vaccine appointment. Based on staffing, average wait times for appointments range from 60 to 90 minutes.  

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

Saturday, 2/27/21*


First Dose



Second Dose (considered fully vaccinated)



Total Doses



*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

  • Eight new cases of the UK variant have been identified in Sedgwick County. A case investigation is ongoing.
  • 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.
    • Bars and restaurants have no curfew restrictions (unless other state/local laws apply)
    • Mid-size venues (with capacity of 400 to 1,000) may host events as long as the capacity of the event does not exceed 25 percent of the maximum fire code capacity of the space.
  • Please report any businesses in violation of this order through the online portal:
  • Watch today’s media briefing with the County Manager here.

Mental Health Support

Call the COMCARE Crisis Center at 316-660-7500 or visit it at 635 N. Main Call COMCARE's support line at 316-660-1111. The line is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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