Kern Public Health announces eight new COVID-19 cases


The Kern County Public Health Services Department said during Tuesday morning’s Board of Supervisors meeting that they now have 84 cases, including the two non-residents.

All of the new cases are residents of west Bakersfield, bringing the total of cases for that area to 43, according to the department. There are 1,781 negative tests and 979 pending tests, bringing a total of 2,844 tests, KCPH said.

Yesterday, the total number of cases was 76, according to the KCPH website, meaning there are eight new cases. Out of all of these cases, seven people have had to be hospitalized, the department said.

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