Local health officials confirm 36 COVID-19 related deaths

May 27, 2020 /

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Wednesday seven more COVID-19 related deaths than it reported Tuesday, bringing the total to 36 deaths in Kern.

Although the California Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 31 deaths in Kern, Kern health officials reported 29 deaths Tuesday. Michelle Corson, the spokeswoman for the Kern County Public Health Department, said the State was notified of the deaths of Kern residents that occurred in another County, but Kern health officials were not able to confirm at the time.

The Kern County Public Health Department also confirmed 1,951 cases of COVID-19 in Kern.

Of these cases, 621 are still active, while 1,284 people have recovered.

Of the active cases, there are 38 people isolating in the hospital.

Kern County’s cases make up 1.9 percent of the state of California’s cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kern County has about 208 cases per every 100,000 residents, the CDC reports.

There are currently nine COVID-19 testing sites in Kern County. Learn more about the testing sites and how to make an appointment here.