Health officials confirm 74 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more COVID-19 related deaths

June 8, 2020 /

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Monday morning 74 new COVID-19 cases and two more COVID-19 related deaths.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 47 in Kern County and COVID-19 cases to 2,804.

Of Kern’s COVID-19 deaths, 26 are from state-run skilled nursing facilities located in Kern County.

Health officials also said Kern is now averaging about 50 news cases daily, an increase by 8 from a week and a half ago.

County officials said Kern began moving into phase three Friday. Although many businesses, like campgrounds, public pools, fitness facilities, hotels and bars, were given the green light to open, there are some businesses that are still awaiting guidelines from the state.

Businesses like nail salons, tattoo shops, and movie theaters, are not allowed to open yet because the state has not released guidelines, according to Ryan Alsop, Kern’s Chief Administrative Officers.