Kern Public Well being reviews 1 new COVID-19 dying, 510 instances

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The Kern County Health Department today reported a new COVID-19 death and 510 cases.

Those numbers bring the county’s total to 134,397 cases and 1,515 deaths. The department says 44,025 residents have recovered and 76,259 are believed to have recovered. Another 12,495 people are being isolated at home, and the state reports that 317 are in hospital.

The department said 473,987 tests were negative and 508 are pending.

According to health authorities, there were 80,090 cases among residents aged 18 to 49 years, 23,281 among those aged 50 to 64, 19,237 among those under 18 and 11,701 cases among residents aged 65 and over.

Kern County Public Health reports that the county has 173 cases of the B 1.617.2 delta variant from India, 73 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant which originated in the UK, four cases of the P.1 gamma Variant from Brazil and three cases of beta variant B.1.351 from South Africa.

Kern County also has nine cases of the B.1.427 epsilon variant and one case of the B.1.526 iota variant. According to the CDC, both are considered interesting variants.

Kern County Public Health also released new data on local COVID-19 deaths. The 65-year-olds and older are still the most affected age group, accounting for 64.09 percent of all deaths. Most deaths continue to have comorbidities. Hispanics account for 56.4 percent of COVID-19 deaths while core Hispanic population accounts for 52.6%.

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

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Residents can contact the KCPH Call Center at 661-321-3000 anytime, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer their questions about COVID-19.

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