Kern County Public Health reports 1 new COVID-19 death, 348 cases


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported one new COVID-19 death and 348 cases today.

These bring the county’s total to 96,862 resident cases and 659 deaths. The department is reporting that 32,886 people have recovered from the virus and 40,887 are presumed recovered. An additional 22,276 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 258 are in a hospital.

KCPH said 315,915 tests have come back negative and 757 are pending.

There have been 58,664 cases among those 18 to 49 years old. People between 50 and 64 account for 17,546 cases while there are 8,991 cases among those 65 and older, according to the department. There are 11,596 children who have tested positive for the virus.

Kern County Public Health has released new data regarding local COVID-19 deaths.

A COVID-19 vaccine schedule has also been added to the department’s website so you can see when you are eligible. You can also find an interactive map of providers that are offering the vaccine.

If you are eligible, you can find the site nearest to you and call that provider to make 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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