Kern County Public Health reports 2 new COVID-19 deaths, 431 cases

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported two new COVID-19 deaths and 431 cases today.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 119,708 cases and 1,445 deaths. The department says 42,087 residents have recovered and 71,679 are presumed recovered. An additional 4,444 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 214 are in a hospital.

The department said 438,263 tests have come back negative and 494 are pending.

There have been 72,249 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 21,356 in those 50 to 64 years old, 15,299 in those under 18 and 10,745 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.

Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 116 cases of the B 1.617.2 delta variant from India, 73 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant that originated in the United Kingdom, four cases of the P.1 gamma variant from Brazil and three cases of the B.1.351 beta variant from South Africa.

Kern County also has nine cases of the B.1.427 Epsilon variant and one case of the B.1.526 Iota variant. Both are considered variants of interest, according to the CDC.

To view the full data set from Kern County Public Health, visit here.

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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