Kern County Public Health reports 23 new COVID-19 cases


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 23 new COVID-19 cases today.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 110,710 cases and 1,401 deaths. The department says 40,143 residents have recovered and 68,207 are presumed recovered. An additional 944 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 32 are in a hospital.

The department said 402,933 tests have come back negative and 166 are pending.

There have been 66,744 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 20,077 in those 50 to 64 years old, 13,589 in those under 18 and 10,207 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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