Kern County Public Health reports 1 new COVID-19 death, 101 cases


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported one new COVID-19 death and 101 cases today.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 111,049 cases and 1,406 deaths. The department says 40,476 residents have recovered and 68,257 are presumed recovered. An additional 890 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 31 are in a hospital.

The department said 407,434 tests have come back negative and 164 are pending.

There have been 66,958 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 20,126 in those 50 to 64 years old, 13,641 in those under 18 and 10,230 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.

Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 53 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant that originated in the United Kingdom, three cases of the B.1.351 variant that was first detected in South Africa and one case of the B 1.617.2 delta variant from India.

KCPH is now reporting COVID-19 cases every Monday, Wednesday and Friday instead of daily due to a decrease in local cases.

Visit to find a COVID-19 vaccination site nearest to you and schedule an appointment.

Residents may contact KCPH’s Call Center at 661-321-3000 anytime Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to have their questions answered about COVID-19.

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