Kern County Public Health reports 22 new COVID-19 cases

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 22 new COVID-19 cases today.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 109,320 cases and 1,376 deaths. The department says 39,080 residents have recovered and 67,562 are presumed recovered. An additional 1,280 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 28 are in a hospital.

The department said 388,893 tests have come back negative and 245 are pending.

There have been 65,900 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 19,897 in those 50 to 64 years old, 13,311 in those under 18 and 10,121 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.

Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 20 cases of the B 117 variant that originated in the United Kingdom and two cases of the B 1.351 variant that was first detected in South Africa.

All Kern County residents 12 years old and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit MyTurn.ca.gov 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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