Kern Public Health reports 7 new COVID-19 deaths, 313 cases

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported seven new COVID-19 deaths and 157 cases today.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 159,493 cases and 1,862 deaths. The department says 49,084 residents have recovered and 103,361 are presumed recovered. An additional 5,100 people are isolated at home. The state is reporting that 130 are in a hospital and 33 are in the intensive care unit.

The department said 545,556 tests have come back negative and 375 are pending.

There have been 92,816 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 27,097 in those 50 to 64 years old, 25,635 in those under 18 and 13,815 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.

Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 1,386 cases of the B 1.617.2 delta variant from India, a variant of concern, according to the CDC. There are 136 cases of the B.1.1.7 alpha variant that originated in the United Kingdom, 19 cases of the P.1 gamma variant from Brazil and four cases of the B.1.351 beta variant from South Africa. Kern County also has 55 cases of the B.1.427 Epsilon variant and 225 cases of the B.1.429 Epsilon variant. There are also two cases of the B.1.526 Iota variant.

Kern County Public Health reports there are 423,599 fully vaccinated individuals and 497,052 unvaccinated individuals in the county, so far. The data is cumulative from Jan. 21, the first date a resident of Kern was considered fully vaccinated, according to KCPH.

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

Visit MyTurn.ca.gov to find a COVID-19 vaccination site nearest to you and schedule an appointment.

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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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