BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported three new COVID-19 deaths and 633 cases today.
Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 153,681 cases and 1,733 deaths. The department says 47,448 residents have recovered and 96,000 are presumed recovered. An additional 8,412 people are isolating at home. The state is reporting that 244 are in a hospital and 59 are in the intensive care unit.
The department said 528,537 tests have come back negative and 408 are pending.
There have been 89,823 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 26,157 in those 50 to 64 years old, 24,284 in those under 18 and 13,299 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.
Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 798 cases of the B 1.617.2 delta variant from India, a variant of concern, according to the CDC. There are 83 cases of the B.1.1.7 alpha variant that originated in the United Kingdom, 11 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 one case of the B.1.427 Epsilon variant and 12 cases of the B.1.429 Epsilon variant. There is also one case of the B.1.526 Iota variant.
To view the full data set from Kern County Public Health, visit here.
Kern County Public Health reports there are 407,556 fully vaccinated individuals and 513,095 unvaccinated individuals in the county, so far. The percentage of vaccinated people who have tested positive for COVID-19 post-vaccine is 0.88 percent. The percentage of all COVID-19 cases that are unvaccinated is 94.10 percent. So far, there have been a total of 3,581 post-vaccine cases. There are 57,094 total unvaccinated cases. The data is cumulative from Jan. 21, the first date a resident of Kern was considered fully vaccinated, according to KCPH.
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