Kern County Public Health reports 5 new COVID-19 deaths, 124 cases


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported five new COVID-19 deaths and 124 new cases today.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 104,181 cases and 942 deaths. The department is reporting that 37,012 people have recovered from the virus and 59,394 are presumed recovered. An additional 6,744 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 136 are in a hospital.

The department said 335,550 tests have come back negative and 446 are pending.

There have been 62,892 cases among those 18 to 49 years old, according to public health officials. People between 50 and 64 account for 18,993 cases and there are 12,533 cases in children. There have been 9,697 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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