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For Immediate Release
March 12, 2021
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update - March 12, 2021

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon March 12, 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: 3,470

Butler: 7,271

Cowley: 3,871

Sumner: 2,086

Kingman: 729

Reno: 8,321

 *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

  • Yesterday, Sedgwick County expanded vaccine appointments to all population categories in Phase 2.
    • Phase 2 includes individuals 65 and older, K-12 staff, congregate settings, public safety agencies, veterinarians, employees in licensed childcare facilities, aviation manufacturing plants and supply chain, meat processing plants, public transportation (ground and air), clergy, higher education, private sector packaging and postal delivery, grocery store and food service employees, high contact agriculture, retail sales and warehouse employees.
  • Sedgwick County vaccine appointments are currently for all groups in Phase 2, K-12 school personnel, health care associated workers and residents aged 65 and older through the Sedgwick County Health Department.
  • Appointments are available at the following locations:
  • 223 S. Main | Former Wichita Central Library | Mondays through Saturdays
  • 6100 W. Maple | Central Community Church | March 11 to 13
  • 7001 W. 21st | K-State Research & Extension | Beginning Monday, March 15
  • 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

Thursday, 3/11/21*


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

  • 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

  • There will be a special meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16 for commissioners to review and discuss COVID-19 updates. The regular meeting scheduled on March 17 is cancelled.
  • 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:


Mental Health Support

Contact COMCARE's Community Crisis Center at 660-7500

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