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COVID-19 Delta variant detected in Kern County

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Kern County Public Health updated their variant of concern dashboard and reported the first Delta variant has been detected. The delta variant was first detected in India in December 2020 and has now spread to 60 nations, according to the CDC. The World Health Organization has...
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COVID-19 cases fall in California

California reported 6,148 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, down 3.2% from the previous week . Then, 6,353 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 were reported. California ranked 41st among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY...
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Kern County Public Health reports 1 new death from COVID-19, 56 cases

Source Residents may contact KCPH’s Call Center at 661-321-3000 anytime Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to have their questions answered about COVID-19. Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 49 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant that originated in the United Kingdom, two cases of the B.1.351 variant that was first detected in South Africa and one case of the B 1.617.2 “delta” variant. There have been 66,730 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 20,064 in those 50 to 64 years old, 13,582 in those under 18 and 10,204 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.
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Kern County Public Health Reports 13 New COVID-19 Cases

Source Residents may contact KCPH’s Call Center at 661-321-3000 anytime Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to have their questions answered about COVID-19. Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 44 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant that originated in the United Kingdom and two cases of the B.1.351 variant that was first detected in South Africa. There have been 66,676 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 20,048 in those 50 to 64 years old, 13,544 in those under 18 and 10,198 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.
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Kern County Public Health reports 1 new death of COVID-19, 63 cases

Source Residents may contact KCPH’s Call Center at 661-321-3000 anytime Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to have their questions answered about COVID-19. Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 40 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant that originated in the United Kingdom and two cases of the B.1.351 variant that was first detected in South Africa. There have been 66,610 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 20,038 in those 50 to 64 years old, 13,525 in those under 18 and 10,192 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.
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Kern County Public Health reports 23 new COVID-19 cases

Source Residents may contact KCPH’s Call Center at 661-321-3000 anytime Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to have their questions answered about COVID-19. Kern County Public Health is reporting that the county has 40 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant that originated in the United Kingdom and two cases of the B.1.351 variant that was first detected in South Africa. There have been 66,573 cases among residents who are 18 to 49 years old, 20,029 in those 50 to 64 years old, 13,514 in those under 18 and 10,186 cases among residents who are 65 or older, according to public health officials.
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Our View: Win big bucks and defeat COVID-19

You would think the ability to save lives would be sufficient incentive to get a COVID-19 vaccination. But guess again. After the frenzy during the rollouts of the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, demand for vaccinations has waned. The vaccination rate in Kern County is among the lowest...
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Kern County Public Health reports 48 new COVID-19 cases

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 48 new COVID-19 cases today, along with two more deaths. Those numbers bring the county’s totals to 110,350 cases and 1,398 deaths. The department says 39,642 residents have recovered and 68,240 are presumed recovered. An additional 1,065 people are isolating at home and the state is reporting that 39 people are hospitalized, along with 8 intensive care unit patients.
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Local adolescents, parents weigh in on vaccinating their children against COVID-19

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was approved for children between the ages of 12 to 15 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month. As of May 25, 7 percent of Kern’s adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15 have become vaccinated, Kern County Public Health Department Director Brynna Carrigan said. Youth throughout Kern County have decided to get the vaccine for many reasons.
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Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force to hold vaccination clinics in coming days

The Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force will hold five vaccinations this week in areas throughout Kern County. “We have been working diligently to ensure our underserved communities and neighborhoods in Kern County have access to the COVID-19 vaccines,” Jay Tamsi, co-founder of the task force, said in a news release. “It’s also very important as our economy rebounds, that’s always been our number-one goal. The Kern County community understands that they absolutely need doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines to be fully vaccinated, and J & J when accessible. This is our shot at getting back to normal so it’s important that all of us contribute in our part and make sure we are fully vaccinated.”
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Covid-19 clinic at Taft Union High School today

The Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force, Kern Medical, The Taft Union High School, The Taft College Foundation and Westside Family Health and the County of Kern are announcing a special COVID-19 vaccination clinic on today for adults and students ages 12 and older. The clinic will be held at...
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New COVID-19 cases plummet in California

California reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 8,272 new cases. That's down 22.5% from the previous week's tally of 10,668 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. California ranked 50th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a...