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Kern Public Health reports 10 new COVID-19 deaths, 222 cases

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Department of Public Health today reported 10 new COVID-19 deaths and 222 cases.

Those numbers bring the province’s totals to 155,118 cases and 1,751 deaths. The department says 47,842 residents have recovered and 97,620 are believed to have recovered. Another 7,824 people are isolated at home. The state reports that 200 are in hospital and 45 in intensive care.

The department said 532,032 tests came back negative and 384 are pending.

According to public health officials, there have been 90,512 cases among residents aged 18 to 49, 26,395 among those aged 50 to 64, 24,658 among those under 18, and 13,434 cases among residents aged 65 or older.

Kern County Public Health reports that the county has 909 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 from 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 12 cases of the B.1.429 Epsilon variant. There is also one case of the B.1.526 Iota variant.

Kern County Public Health reports that there are 411,674 fully vaccinated individuals and 508,977 unvaccinated individuals in the county so far. The percentage of vaccinated people who tested positive for COVID-19 after vaccination is 0.96 percent. The percentage of all unvaccinated COVID-19 cases is 93.63 percent. So far, there have been a total of 3,957 post-vaccination cases. There are a total of 58,153 unvaccinated cases. The data is cumulative as of January 21, the first date a Kern resident was considered fully vaccinated, according to KCPH.

Visit here to view the full Kern County Public Health dataset.

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Residents can contact the KCPH Call Center at 661-321-3000 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM to have their questions about COVID-19 answered.