Kern Public Health reports 271 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 271 new COVID-19 cases today. No new deaths were reported.

Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 150,230 cases and 1,673 deaths. The department says 46,784 residents have recovered and 93,283 are presumed recovered. An additional 8,400 people are isolating at home. The state is reporting that 226 are in a hospital and 61 are in the intensive care unit.

The department said 519,875 tests have come back negative and 420 are pending.

There have been 88,164 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 25,630 in those 50 to 64 years old, 23,330 in those under 18 and 12,989 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.

Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 606 cases of the B 1.617.2 delta variant from India, a variant of concern, according to the CDC. There are 83 cases of the B.1.1.7 alpha variant that originated in the United Kingdom, 11 cases of the P.1 gamma variant from Brazil and three cases of the B.1.351 beta variant from South Africa. Kern County also has one case of the B.1.427 Epsilon variant and 11 cases of the B.1.429 Epsilon variant. There is also one case of the B.1.526 Iota variant.

To view the full data set from Kern County Public Health, visit here.

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Residents may contact KCPH’s Call Center at 661-321-3000 anytime Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to have their questions answered about COVID-19.

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