Kern County Public Health reports 1 new COVID-19 death, 308 cases

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported one new COVID-19 death and 308 cases today.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 115,007 cases and 1,429 deaths. The department says 41,438 residents have recovered and 68,715 are presumed recovered. An additional 3,383 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 121 are in a hospital.

The department said 426,758 tests have come back negative and 410 are pending.

There have been 69,456 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 20,719 in those 50 to 64 years old, 14,343 in those under 18 and 10,435 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, 40 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.

Visit MyTurn.ca.gov 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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