Kern County Public Health reports 1 new COVID-19 death, 38 cases


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported one new COVID-19 death and 38 cases today.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 109,177 cases and 1,374 deaths. The department says 38,949 residents have recovered and 67,552 are presumed recovered. An additional 1,279 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 39 are in a hospital.

The department said 386,800 tests have come back negative and 440 are pending.

There have been 65,813 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 19,882 in those 50 to 64 years old, 13,280 in those under 18 and 10,110 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.

Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 15 cases of the B 117 variant that originated in the United Kingdom and one case of the B 1.351 variant that was first detected in South Africa.

All Kern County residents 16 years and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit to find the 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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