COVID-19 cases remain low in Tehachapi, Kern County and most of the state last week, though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported several California counties showing an increased transmission rate.
Data released by the Kern County Public Health Services Department on May 13 showed 15 new cases of COVID-19 in zip code 93561 between May 6 and May 13 – bringing the total for the year to 2,810 and the total since the beginning of The pandemic in 2020 to 8,910.
At the California Correctional Institution, where incarcerated persons are included in the zip code 93561 of the Department of Health, there were no active cases of COVID-19 among the incarcerated population per capita. May 13 There were six active staff cases.
The impact of COVID-19 on the Tehachapi Unified School District has also diminished. At a board meeting on May 10, Superintendent Stacey Larson-Everson said there were only 13 cases among staff and students between March 2 and May 2. Since the beginning of the school year, per. May 2, there were 1,111 student cases and 285 staff cases.
Kern County reported a total of 2,363 COVID-19-related deaths nationwide on May 13 – an increase of 64 from May 6. The county does not provide death data by specific community or zip code, citing concerns about privacy.
The number of counties with a medium transmission rate grew from four counties to nine per. May 13 These were Alameda, Humboldt, Marin, Plumas, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Sonoma.