KERN COUNTY, Calif. (KGET) — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has released new numbers for COVID-19 cases in prisons around the state, and several in Kern County are showing an increase in positive tests for the virus.
The largest group of COVID-19-positive inmates in the county is housed at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi, as reported here.
Other Kern County prisons with coronavirus cases are as follows:
- Wasco State Prison — 27 confirmed cases, including 21 in the past two weeks.
- North Kern State Prison — Six confirmed cases, including three in the past two weeks.
- California City Correctional Facility — One confirmed case.