Kern County Public Health reports 6 new COVID-19 deaths, 260 cases


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported six new COVID-19 deaths and 260 cases today.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 106,984 cases and 1,304 deaths. KCPH is reporting that 38,251 people have recovered from the virus and 65,166 are presumed recovered. An additional 2,233 people are isolating at home and 49 are isolated in a hospital.

The department said 361,152 tests have come back negative and 638 are pending.

There have been 64,529 cases among those 18 to 49 years old, according to public health. People between 50 and 64 account for 19,500 cases and there are 12,924 cases in children. There have been 9,959 cases in those 65 and older.

Kern County Public Health is reporting that there are six cases of the B 1.1.7. variant in the county.

All Kern County residents 16 years and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit to find the 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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