Kern County Public Health reports one new COVID-19 death, 488 cases


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported one new COVID-19 death and 488 cases today.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 122,386 cases and 1,453 deaths. The department says 42,412 residents have recovered and 71,727 are presumed recovered. An additional 6,742 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 248 are in a hospital.

The department said 445,113 tests have come back negative and 493 are pending.

There have been 73,807 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 21,699 in those 50 to 64 years old, 15,913 in those under 18 and 10,904 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.

Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 117 cases of the B 1.617.2 delta variant from India, 73 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant that originated in the United Kingdom, four cases of the P.1 gamma variant from Brazil and three cases of the B.1.351 beta variant from South Africa.

Kern County also has nine cases of the B.1.427 Epsilon variant and one case of the B.1.526 Iota variant. Both are considered variants of interest, according to the CDC.

To view the full data set from Kern County Public Health, visit here.

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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