Kern County Public Health reports 20 new COVID-19 cases

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The Kern County Health Department today reported 20 new cases of COVID-19.

Those numbers bring the county’s total to 110,782 cases and 1,404 deaths. The department says 40,329 residents have recovered and 68,157 are believed to have recovered. Another 878 people are being isolated at home, and the state reports 33 are in hospital.

According to health authorities, there were 66,789 cases among residents aged 18 to 49, 20,084 among 50 to 64 year olds, 13,603 among residents 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 their questions about COVID-19.

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