Kern County Public Health reports 718 new COVID-19 cases


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 718 new COVID-19 cases today.

These bring the county’s total to 85,362 resident cases and 565 deaths. The department is reporting that 25,544 people have recovered from the virus and 17,502 are presumed recovered. An additional 41,368 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 427 are in a hospital.

KCPH said 294,664 tests have come back negative and 1,119 are pending.

There are 51,999 cases among those 18 to 49 years old. People between 50 and 64 represent 15,289 cases while there are 7,740 cases among those 65 and older, according to the department. There are 10,280 children who have tested positive for the virus.

Kern County Public Health has also added COVID-19 death demographic information to the dashboard. To see the full data set, check out the KCPH dashboard.

A COVID-19 vaccine schedule has also been added to Kern Public Health’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 the 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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