Kern County Public Health reports 1 new COVID-19 death, 63 cases

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The Kern County Health Department today reported one new COVID-19 death and 63 cases.

Those numbers bring the county’s total to 110,458 cases and 1,399 deaths. The department says 39,684 residents have recovered and 68,320 are believed to have recovered. Another 1,049 people are being isolated at home, and the state reports 38 are in hospital.

The department said 398,993 tests were negative and 164 are pending.

According to health authorities, there were 66,610 cases among residents aged 18 to 49 years, 20,038 among those aged 50 to 64, 13,525 among those under 18 and 10,192 cases among residents aged 65 and over.

Kern County Public Health reports that the county has 40 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, which originated in the United Kingdom, and two cases of the B.1.351 variant, which was first discovered in South Africa.

visit MyTurn.ca.gov to find a COVID-19 vaccination center near you and to make an appointment.

Residents can contact the KCPH Call Center at 661-321-3000 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to answer questions about COVID-19.

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