Kern Public Health reports 5 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,750 cases


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported five new COVID-19 deaths and 1,750 cases over the weekend.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 132,125 cases and 1,501 deaths. The department says 43,489 residents have recovered and 74,759 are presumed recovered. An additional 12,268 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 323 are in a hospital.

The department said 469,169 tests have come back negative and 453 are pending.

There have been 78,908 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 22,942 in those 50 to 64 years old, 18,615 in those under 18 and 11,576 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.

Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 164 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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