Kern County Public Health reports 1 new COVID-19 death, 74 cases

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported one new COVID-19 death and 74 cases today.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 109,904 cases and 1,386 deaths. The department says 39,479 residents have recovered and 67,817 are presumed recovered. An additional 1,209 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 33 are in a hospital.

The department said 393,648 tests have come back negative and 236 are pending.

There have been 66,263 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 19,968 in those 50 to 64 years old, 13,426 in those under 18 and 10,155 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.

Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 35 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant that originated in the United Kingdom and two cases of the B.1.351 variant that was first detected in South Africa.

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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