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For Immediate Release
March 24, 2021
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update - March 24, 2021

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon March 24, 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: 3,519

Butler: 7,336

Cowley: 3,884

Sumner: 2,099

Kingman: 738

Reno: 8,337

 *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

  • People who qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine in Phases 1-4 are able to schedule an appointment online at 
    • If a person with a severe medical risk has received medical advice to not go to a large vaccine clinic, such as the community vaccination site at 223 S. Main, please call SCHD at (316) 660-1029 to schedule an appointment for the drive-thru clinic.
  • Appointments are available at the following locations Monday through Saturday
  • 223 S. Main | Former Wichita Central Library | Clinic for eligible people in Phases 1-4
  • 7001 W. 21st | K-State Research & Extension | Clinic for eligible people in Phases 1-4
  • 777 E. Waterman | Wichita Transit Operations | Drive-thru for eligible people in Phases 1-4 who received medical advice to not to go to a large vaccine clinic or 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.

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, 3/23/21*


First Dose



Second Dose (considered fully vaccinated)



Single Dose Vaccine (considered fully vaccinated)*



Total Doses Given



*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 Park, Sunflower Shelter, 6501 W. 21st St, Wichita, KS, 67205 for saliva, NP, and oral PCR samples
    • Please enter off of 13th Street and follow the signs in the park
    • Results are generally available within 12-24 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 were several votes taken during today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting:
    • Commissioners voted to rescind the current local health order effective immediately.
    • Commissioners adopted a resolution that strongly recommends for individuals a continuation of healthy behaviors – being vaccinated when eligible, wearing a mask, and social distancing – to be effective immediately and for the next 90 days.
      • Businesses and organizations are strongly recommended to require customers, employees, and others to wear face masks while indoor public spaces and to have them also maintain six feet of space between others.
    • Communication from the Sedgwick County Commission and leadership will be sent to the State requesting to move into Phase 5 of the vaccine schedule. Commissioners will take a vote in regards to moving into Phase 5 on Friday, March 26.



Mental Health Support

Contact COMCARE'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