OVERVIEW: Health officials confirm 1,083 COVID-19 cases in Kern

May 5, 2020 /

The Kern County Public Health Department announced Wednesday there are 1,083 cases of COVID-19 in Kern County.

Of these cases, there are 420 active cases, while 643 residents have recovered.

Kern County has a total to 11 COVID-19 related deaths.

The majority of Kern County’s COVID-19 cases are Hispanic, with 704 cases. This makes up 65.6 percent of the cases. A little more than 18 percent of the cases were identified as White; 2.2 percent were identified as African American; and 5.1 percent were identified as Asian.

The majority of the cases fall in the 18 to 49 age group, with a total of 626 cases. There are 77 cases in the 0 to 17 age group; 258 cases in the 50 to 64 age group; and 112 cases in the 65 and older age group.

The zip codes with the most cases are 93307 and 93306. There have been 186 cases identified in the 93307 zip code in Bakersfield. Of this number, 105 residents have recovered. In 93306, 104 residents have tested positive for COVID-19, and of this number, 56 have recovered.