Kern Public Health confirms 2 more COVID-19 deaths

August 23, 2021 /

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Friday two new COVID-19 deaths.  

As of Friday, there are 1,445 Kern resident deaths and a total of 119,708 resident cases. Of those, a total of 113,766 are recovered/presumed resident cases.

According to public health officials, 4,050 people are isolating at home and 210 people are in the hospital according to the state.

“Staying in overall, good health by eating well and regularly, and exercising are all layers of protection that we encourage our community to use to limit the transmission of COVID-19,” said Brynn Carrigan, Director of Kern County Public Health Services.

As of late January, nearly 99 percent of Kern’s COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are among those who are unvaccinated, according to Kern Public Health.

The department also said there have been 15,193 cases among residents who are under 18, 72,010 cases with people who are 18 to 49 years old, 21,297 cases who are 50 to 64 years old, and 10,717 cases who are 65 or older.

“Eat a balanced diet, load up on fruits and veggies, and limit sugary beverages. This will help lower your risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease – conditions that also make you at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19,” said Carrigan.

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, it is important that we continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing

“We continue to recommend all eligible persons be vaccinated to protect themselves from COVID-19,” said Carrigan.

To schedule an appointment to get vaccinated visit MY.TURN.CA.GOV.