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Sedgwick County reaches record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

While COVID-19 patients continue to heavily impact hospitals a strong majority of people who...
While COVID-19 patients continue to heavily impact hospitals a strong majority of people who get the virus will recover at home.(KWCH)
Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 1:59 PM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Sedgwick County COVID-19 data updated Monday, Jan. 17, shows 277 patients hospitalized with the virus. This total marks a record since the pandemic began nearly two years ago.

Of those hospitalizations, 80 are COVID-19 patients in the ICU. That number is eight below the record mark.

The latest data shows a rolling 14-day average positive test rate of 22.1 percent in Sedgwick County, also a record high during the pandemic, eclipsing the previous record from November 2020.

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