Kern County Public Health reports 68 new COVID-19 cases, second case of delta variant


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 68 new COVID-19 cases today.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 111,341 cases and 1,409 deaths. The department says 40,733 residents have recovered and 68,287 are presumed recovered. An additional 892 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 23 are in a hospital.

The department said 411,312 tests have come back negative and 125 are pending.

There have been 67,153 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 20,172 in those 50 to 64 years old, 13,694 in those under 18 and 10,228 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.

Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 55 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant that originated in the United Kingdom, three cases of the B.1.351 variant that was first detected in South Africa and two cases of the B 1.617.2 delta variant from India.

KCPH is now reporting COVID-19 cases every Monday, Wednesday and Friday instead of daily due to a decrease in local cases.

Visit 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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