There are 609 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kern County, bringing the total to 126,859.
Health officials also confirmed that there has been 4 new deaths, bringing the total of number of Kern County deaths to 1,482.
According to the Kern Public Health Services Department, as of August 29, 725,313 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Kern County residents. 345,678 or 45.8 percent of Kern’s eligible population have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
There has been a 32.5 percent increase in first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines administered in Kern County.
“We are encouraged to see first dose vaccination administration rates continuing to rise in our community,” said Brynn Carrigan, Director of Kern County Public Health. “We continue to urge everyone to use all available tools to protect against COVID-19 including getting vaccinated, masking, physical distancing, washing your hands, staying home when you are sick or been exposed, and staying in overall good health by eating well and regularly exercising.”
Carrigan said she not only encourages our residents to protect themselves against COVID-19 by getting vaccinated, she asks everyone to take the vaccine to help protect your loved ones, neighbors and entire community.
Governor Gavin Newsom is also encouraging unvaccinated people to go out and get vaccinated because that is the way to help end this pandemic.
“We are now dealing with a pandemic of the unvaccinated, and it’s going to take renewed efforts to protect Californians from the dangerous Delta variant,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “Vaccines are safe – they protect our family, those who truly can’t get vaccinated, our children and our economy.”
To stay up to date on COVID-19 and to view an interactive map of COVID-19 testing and vaccination locations visit https://kernpublichealth.com/2019-novel-coronavirus/.
To schedule an appointment to get your vaccine visit MYTURN.CA.GOV.