COVID-19 case numbers updated

Wyandotte County reported an increase of 20 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Feb. 21, according to the Unified Government’s COVID-19 webpage. There were a cumulative 17,486 cases. There was a cumulative total of 263 deaths reported, the same as Saturday.

The Mid-America Regional Council’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 154,836 cumulative COVID-19 cases on Sunday. The daily average of new hospitalizations was 92.

The state of Kansas reported 290,832 COVID-19 cases statewide on Friday, an increase of 2,115 cases since Wednesday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. There were an additional 93 deaths reported, with a cumulative total of 4,614.

The Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 dashboard on Sunday night reported 28,133,699 cases in the United States, with 498,879 total deaths nationwide.

COVID-19 tests scheduled Monday

Free COVID-19 tests are available from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 9301 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. Appointments are not needed. For information, see https://wyandotte-county-covid-19-hub-unifiedgov.hub.arcgis.com/pages/what-to-do-if-you-think-you-have-covid-19.

The Pierson Community Center COVID-19 testing site at 831 S. 55th is open at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, according to the www.gogettested.com/Kansas website. Appointments are required, and should be made through the website.

Unified Government COVID-19 testing and vaccine sites are scheduled to be open on Monday. Those seeking vaccinations need to have an appointment, while those seeking COVID-19 testing may walk in and get a test kit.

The Unified Government Health Department’s COVID-19 test site at the former Kmart building at 78th and State will be open Monday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are not needed for COVID-19 tests there on Monday. To see if there is any change to the schedule, visit https://www.facebook.com/UGHealthDept.

The Health Department is offering saliva COVID-19 tests to the public.
Tests from the Health Department are free for those who live or work in Wyandotte County.

The tests are open to asymptomatic people as well as those who have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19. Check with the UG Health Department’s Facebook page to see if there have been any changes in the schedule. Bring something that shows that you live or work in Wyandotte County, such as a utility bill.

Wyandotte County residents who are interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine may fill out a survey form at the UG Health Department at https://us.openforms.com/Form/2f2bcc68-3b6a-450b-9007-d39819db6572. Residents will be contacted to make an appointment when vaccine becomes available. The Health Department currently is vaccinating high-contact critical workers, as well as residents over 65.

Testing sites are at https://wyandotte-county-covid-19-hub-unifiedgov.hub.arcgis.com/pages/what-to-do-if-you-think-you-have-covid-19.

Saliva testing is now offered at the UG Health Department. For more information, visit https://alpha.wycokck.org/files/assets/public/health/documents/covid/02042021-ugphd-saliva-testing-available.pdf.

The University of Kansas Health System COVID-19 update page is at https://www.kansashealthsystem.com/patient-visitor/covid19-update.

For more information about how Wyandotte County residents over 85 can get a vaccine at the Health Department site, visit https://alpha.wycokck.org/files/assets/public/health/documents/covid/02032021_wycovaccinationsage85.pdf.

Vaccine data for the state of Kansas is at https://www.kansasvaccine.gov/158/Data.

Cards and letters of encouragement for caregivers at KU Health System may be sent to Share Joy, care of Patient Relations, 4000 Cambridge St., Mailstop 1021, Kansas City, Kansas, 66160. Emails can be sent to ShareJoy@kumc.edu.

Wyandotte County is under a mandatory mask and social distancing order.

The UG COVID-19 webpage is at https://alpha.wycokck.org/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Information.

The KDHE’s COVID-19 webpage is at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/.

The KC Region COVID-19 Hub dashboard is at https://marc2.org/covidhub/.

The Wyandotte County page on the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 website is at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/20209.html.

The Johns Hopkins Data in Motion, a presentation on critical COVID-19 data in the past 24 hours, is at https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/covid-19-daily-video.

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