Kern County Public Health reports 14 new COVID-19 cases

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The Kern County Health Department today reported 14 new cases of COVID-19.

Those numbers bring the county’s total to 110,687 cases and 1,401 deaths. The department says 40,061 residents have recovered and 68,214 are believed to have recovered. Another 993 people are being isolated at home, and the state reports 31 are in hospital.

The department said 402,490 tests were negative and 158 were pending.

According to health authorities, there were 66,739 cases in residents aged 18 to 49 years, 20,067 in 50 to 64 year olds, 13,583 in those under 18 and 10,205 cases in residents aged 65 and over.

Kern County Public Health reports that the county has 49 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, which originated in the United Kingdom, two cases of the B.1.351 variant, which was first discovered in South Africa, and one case of the B 1.617 . 2 Delta variant from India.

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 anytime, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19.

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