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Kern Public Health reports 3 new COVID-19 deaths, 633 cases

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Department of Public Health today reported three new COVID-19 deaths and 633 cases.

Those numbers bring the province’s totals to 153,681 cases and 1,733 deaths. The department says 47,448 residents have recovered and 96,000 are believed to have recovered. Another 8,412 people are in isolation at home. The state reports that 244 are in hospital and 59 in intensive care.

The department said 528,537 tests came back negative and 408 are still pending.

According to public health officials, there have been 89,823 cases among residents aged 18 to 49, 26,157 among those aged 50 to 64, 24,284 among those under 18, and 13,299 cases among residents aged 65 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 407,556 fully vaccinated individuals and 513,095 unvaccinated individuals in the county so far. The percentage of vaccinated people who tested positive for COVID-19 after vaccination is 0.88 percent. The percentage of all cases of COVID-19 that have not been vaccinated is 94.10 percent. So far, there have been a total of 3,581 post-vaccination cases. There are a total of 57,094 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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