Health officials confirm 12 new COVID-19 deaths

August 18, 2020 /

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Tuesday 12 new COVID-19 deaths in Kern County, bringing the total to 216.

Health officials also confirmed 180 new cases in Kern. Of the 26,968 cases in Kern, 8,694 people have recovered.

There are also 249 people isolating in Kern hospitals, according to Kern Public Health. The California Department of Public Health said as of Monday, 70 people were in the Intensive Care Unit, leaving 31 ICU beds available.