Kern Public Health reports 24 new COVID-19 deaths, 316 cases – Community News

Kern Public Health reports 24 new COVID-19 deaths, 316 cases

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Department of Public Health today reported 24 new COVID-19 deaths and 316 cases. Kern Public Health continues to catch up on local mortality data. The 24 reported deaths were not from yesterday, most died in September and October.

Those numbers bring the province’s totals to 153,048 cases and 1,730 deaths. The department says 47,245 residents have recovered and 95,371 are believed to have recovered. Another 8,609 people are in isolation at home. The state reports that 242 are in hospital and 56 in intensive care.

The department said 525,842 tests came back negative and 387 are pending.

According to public health officials, there were 89,514 cases among residents 18 to 49 years old, 26,066 among those aged 50 to 64, 24,107 among those under 18, and 13,243 cases among residents 65 years of age or older.

Kern County Public Health reports that the county has 798 cases of India’s B 1,617.2 delta variant, 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.

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Kern County Public Health reports that there are 405,688 fully vaccinated individuals and 514,963 unvaccinated individuals in the county so far. The percentage of vaccinated people who tested positive for COVID-19 after vaccination is 0.80 percent. The percentage of all cases of COVID-19 that have not been vaccinated is 95.31 percent. So far, there have been a total of 3,253 post-vaccination cases. There are a total of 56,791 unvaccinated cases. The data is cumulative as of January 21, the first date a Kern resident was considered fully vaccinated, according to KCPH.

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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.

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