Out-of-county COVID patients occupying Wichita hospital beds

By KNSS Radio

More than 25 percent of those tested for COVID 19 are coming back positive in Sedgwick County ... and Wichita hospitals are running near capacity because of the pandemic.Sedgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News COVID patients from 18 counties surrounding Sedgwick County are using those Wichita hospital beds.

Sedgwick County vote counters have certified the results of this month's election ... without any big problems. Democrat Sarah Lopez narrowly defeated Republican incumbent Michael O'Donnell in District 2 for the Sedgwick County commission. Sedgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS there are now three Republicans and two Democrats on the board ... but that may not mean much. He says party affilation is not very important on the county commission or the Wichita City Council.

Meitzner commented during his weekly appearance on the Steve and Ted in the Morning Show ... on KNSS.