Health officials confirm 3 new COVID-19 related deaths, totaling to 24

May 15, 2020 /

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed three more COVID-19 related deaths Friday, totaling to 24 deaths.

Since last Friday, there have been a total of six COVID-19 related deaths in the one week span.

Health officials also confirmed a total of 1,438 cases of COVID-19 cases in Kern County. Of this number, 916 people have recovered, while 488 active cases remain.

The majority of the cases fall in the 18 to 49 age group, with a total of 809 cases.

The majority of Kern’s cases have been identified as Hispanic, making up 65.8 percent of the cases, totaling to 940 cases.

Thirty-five people are currently being hospitalized, while 453 of Kern’s active cases are isolating at home.

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