Health officials confirm 218 new COVID-19 cases

August 17, 2020 /

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Monday 218 new COVID-19 cases in Kern County, bringing the total to 26,788 cases.

Of the total number of cases, 8,432 people have recovered. Health officials confirmed zero new COVID-19 related deaths, leaving the total at 204 deaths.

According to the California Department of Public Health, 71 people were in the intensive care unit as of Saturday, leaving 21 ICU beds available in Kern.

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