Health officials announce 340 more cases of COVID-19

October 14, 2021 /

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Wednesday 340 new cases of COVID-19 in Kern, brining the total to 132,826.

Health officials also confirmed one more COVID-19-related death, bringing the total to 1,597.

Since Jan. 21, 2021, unvaccinated people make up 97.41 percent of Kern’s cases and 97.75 percent of Kern’s hospitalizations.

As of Oct. 11, 816,510 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Kern County residents. And 390,541 or 51.8 percent of Kern’s eligible population have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Michelle Corson, the communications officer for the Kern County Public Health Department.

As of Monday, Kern County has 243 COVID-19 related hospitalizations and 80 are in the ICU.

Those interested in becoming vaccinated can schedule an appointment at the County’s mass vaccination site at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

Walk-ins will be welcomed, but residents are encouraged to make an appointment at Additionally, an interactive map that includes vaccination locations throughout Kern County can be accessed through Kern County Public Health’s website