Kern Public Health reports 7 new COVID-19 deaths, 361 cases


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported seven new COVID-19 deaths and 361 cases today.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 141,463 cases and 1,573 deaths. The department says 45,293 residents have recovered and 84,511 are presumed recovered. An additional 10,000 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 249 are in a hospital.

The department said 493,892 tests have come back negative and 400 are pending.

There have been 83,684 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 24,289 in those 50 to 64 years old, 21,148 in those under 18 and 12,236 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.

Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 257 cases of the B 1.617.2 delta variant from India, a variant of concern, according to the CDC. There are 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 one case of the B.1.427 Epsilon variant and 11 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.

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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