The Kern County Department of Public Health, Adventist Health, Bakersfield Heart Hospital, Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente, Kern Medical, and the Kern Valley Healthcare District released a joint community message on September 17.
Kern County has seen a drastic increase in hospitalizations over the last four weeks.
Just over four days, from Aug. 28-Sept.2, 66 more COVID-19 patients were placed in local hospitals, while 17 more COVID-19 patients were placed in Kern’s ICU beds from Sept.
The County of Kern announced Monday it is suing Governor Gavin Newsom in an effort to address restrictions placed on Kern’s oil industry.
The County says the Governor has violated the California Constitution and disregarded many State laws.
The Bakersfield City School District has implemented a COVID-19 dashboard that will reflect positive COVID-19 cases reported to a school or department by an onsite student or staff member.
Kern County Public Health announced 1,911 new cases of COVID-19 in Kern over the last four days, bringing the total number of cases to 128,770.
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.