Kern County Public Health reports 2 new COVID-19 deaths, 28 cases

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The Kern County Health Department today reported two new COVID-19 deaths and 28 cases.

Those numbers bring the county’s total to 110,762 cases and 1,404 deaths. The department says 40,329 residents have recovered and 68,128 are believed to have recovered. Another 886 people are being isolated at home, and the state reports 38 are in hospital.

According to health authorities, there were 66,775 cases among residents aged 18 to 49 years, 20,083 among those aged 50 to 64, 13,598 among those under 18 and 10,213 cases among 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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