Kern County Public Health reports one new COVID-19 death, 63 cases

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported one new COVID-19 death and 63 cases today.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 106,543 cases and 1,292 deaths. KCPH is reporting that 38,129 people have recovered from the virus and 64,551 are presumed recovered. An additional 2,535 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 52 are in a hospital.

The department said 358,506 tests have come back negative and 458 are pending.

There have been 64,249 cases among those 18 to 49 years old, according to public health. People between 50 and 64 account for 19,425 cases and there are 12,862 cases in children. There have been 9,935 cases in those 65 and older.

All Kern County residents 16 years and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit MyTurn.ca.gov 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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