Kern Health reported 5 new COVID-19 deaths, 614 cases

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -The Kern Public Health Department reported five COVID-19 deaths and 614 cases today.

Those figures bring the state total to 126,250 cases and 1,478 deaths. The department said 42,736 residents had recovered and 72,310 were thought to have recovered. An additional 9,641 people are isolated at home and the state reports that 330 are in hospital.

The department said 455,820 tests had returned negatively and 610 were waiting.

There were 75,890 cases among residents aged 18 to 49, 22,174 of those 50 to 64 years, 16,961 of those under 18 and 11,159 cases among residents aged 65 or older, according to to public health professionals.

Kern County Public Health reports that the county has 133 cases of delta B variant 1.617.2 from India, 73 cases of variant B.1.1.7 originated in the United Kingdom, four cases of variant gam.1 P. 1 from Brazil and three cases of beta version B.1.351 from South Africa.

Kern County also has nine cases of variant B.1.427 Epsilon and one case of variant B.1.526 Iota. Both are considered differences of interest, according to the CDC.

To view the full data plan from Kern County Public Health, visit HERE.

Visit to find the nearest COVID-19 vaccine site and schedule an appointment.

Residents can contact the KCPH 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.

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