Kern County Public Health reports 17 new COVID-19 cases


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 17 new COVID-19 cases today.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 110,799 cases and 1,404 deaths. The department says 40,329 residents have recovered and 68,177 are presumed recovered. An additional 875 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 33 are in a hospital.

The department said 404,617 tests have come back negative and 163 are pending.

There have been 66,801 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 20,087 in those 50 to 64 years old, 13,604 in those under 18 and 10,214 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.

Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 49 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant that originated in the United Kingdom, two cases of the B.1.351 variant that was first detected in South Africa and one case of the B 1.617.2 delta variant from India.

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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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