Kern County Public Health reports 16 new COVID-19 deaths, 78 cases


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 16 new COVID-19 deaths and 78 cases today.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 105,222 cases and 1,026 deaths. The department is reporting that 37,639 people have recovered from the virus and 61,784 are presumed recovered. An additional 4,691 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 109 are in a hospital.

The department said 343,101 tests have come back negative and 472 are pending.

There have been 63,478 cases among those 18 to 49 years old, according to public health. People between 50 and 64 account for 19,185 cases and there are 12,675 cases in children. There have been 9,815 cases in those 65 and older.

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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