Coronavirus | Middle America is seeing spikes in cases and the exhaustion of fending off the virus
by Lynde Langdon, Sarah Schweinsberg & Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/30/20, 12:08 pm
The COVID-19 tracking graph for Sedgwick County, Kan., looks like the steep incline at the beginning of a roller coaster. The city of Wichita and its surrounding county went from 143 active cases on June 1 to 2,442 on July 28, according to the Sedgwick County Health Department. By the third week of July, the percentage of people testing positive had soared to 12.8 percent from less than 2 percent on June 1, and the county’s top physician reinstated a ban on gatherings of 15 people or more.