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COVID-19 testing in Sedgwick County is at the highest it’s been since January

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — As positive cases of COVID-19 rise in Sedgwick County, so do the amount of tests being conducted.

Over the past few days, Sedgwick County has carried out over 4,000 tests each day. According to the county’s dashboard, the last time we saw numbers like this was back in January.

The sheer volume of people wanting tests is causing long wait times at walk-in sites throughout the city, including the testing center at the Sunflower Shelter at Sedgwick County Park. 

Nurse Ali Harrison has seen a dramatic increase of walk-ins in a matter of weeks. 

“Throughout the week it’s usually like a five hour wait time, like, three to five, and then it gets busy during lunch. I’m pretty surprised. The cases are really going up, I feel like,” said Harrison.

For those who want to get tested, Harrison said early mornings are usually slower, but the schedule can get packed quickly. 

For more information on where to get tested in Sedgwick County click here.

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