Kern County Public Health reports 1 new COVID-19 death, 263 cases


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported one new COVID-19 death and 263 cases today.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 114,342 cases and 1,428 deaths. The department says 41,299 residents have recovered and 68,672 are presumed recovered. An additional 2,901 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 105 are in a hospital.

The department said 425,128 tests have come back negative and 252 are pending.

There have been 69,043 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 20,627 in those 50 to 64 years old, 14,233 in those under 18 and 10,393 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.

Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 70 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant that originated in the United Kingdom, 39 cases of the B 1.617.2 delta variant from India, three cases of the B.1.351 beta variant from South Africa and three cases of the P.1 gamma variant from Brazil.

Kern County also has eight cases of the B.1.427 Epsilon variant, a variant of interest according to the CDC.

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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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