Kern Public Health Reports 13 New COVID-19 Deaths, 780 Over Vacation
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The Kern County Department of Public Health Services reported 13 new deaths from COVID-19 and 780 cases today during the holidays. Kern Public Health will resume regular updates next Monday.
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Those numbers bring the county’s total to 162,767 cases and 1,918 deaths. The department says 49,520 residents have recovered and 106,563 are believed to have been recovered. 4,688 additional people are isolated at home. The state reports that 105 are in a hospital and 32 are in the intensive care unit.
The department said 555,816 tests came back negative and 373 are pending.
There were 94,612 cases among residents aged 18 to 49, 27,610 among those aged 50 to 64, 26,330 among those under 18 and 14,083 cases among residents aged 65 or older, according to the public health officials.
Kern County Public Health reports that the county has 1,597 cases of the delta B 1,617.2 variant originating in India, a variant of concern, according to the CDC. There are 138 cases of the alpha B.1.1.7 variant from the UK, 19 cases of the gamma P.1 variant from Brazil and five cases of the beta B.1.351 variant from South Africa. Kern County also has 55 cases of the B.1.427 Epsilon variant and 232 cases of the B.1.429 Epsilon variant. There are also two cases of the B.1.526 Iota variant.
Kern County Public Health reports that there are 437,152 fully vaccinated and 483,499 unvaccinated people in the county, to date. The data is cumulative from Jan.21, the earliest date a Kern resident was considered fully vaccinated, according to KCPH.
To view the full Kern County Public Health dataset, go here.
Visit MyTurn.ca.gov to find a COVID-19 vaccination site closest to you and to make an appointment.
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Residents can contact the KCPH call center at 661-321-3000 anytime Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to get answers to their questions about COVID-19.