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For Immediate Release
March 17, 2021
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – March 17, 2021

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon March 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








Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County*




SC Deaths




Periphery Counties

Harvey: 3,490

Butler: 7,298

Cowley: 3,880

Sumner: 2,092

Kingman: 731

Reno: 8,329

 *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 has 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, warehouse employees and banking 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.
  • Sedgwick County will move to Phase 3 and 4 on Monday, March 22. People who are eligible through Phase 3 and 4 will be able to schedule an appointment at the end of this week.
  • Appointments are available at the following locations:
  • 223 S. Main | Former Wichita Central Library | Mondays through Saturdays
  • 7001 W. 21st | K-State Research & Extension | Mondays through Saturdays
  • Please arrive to your vaccine appointment no more than 15 minutes early and plan to allow at least 45 minutes for the vaccine appointment.


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

Tuesday, 3/16/21*


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

  • Minns signed a new local health order that will begin at 12:01 a.m. March 21, 2021.
  • During their special meeting on Tuesday, March 16, Commissioners amended the new Minns order to read that masks are highly recommended to be worn in schools and are still required in schools under the order, unless the school district’s governing body opts out of the order’s mask requirements.
  • 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 COMCARES's Community Crisis Center at (316) 660-7500 Contact COMCARE's Support Line at (316) 660-1111

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