With 8,737 newly reported confirmed COVID-19 cases and eight new deaths in Kern County on January 18, the demand for COVID-19 is continuing at a high rate.
According to the Kern County Public Health Services Department, there are 179,110 COVID-19 cases in Kern County as of January 13, 2022. There have been over 1,000 daily cases from January 3 to January 7.
The number of young children being admitted into hospitals for COVID related reasons seems to be rising and are at the highest level according to data released on Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As the new Spring 2022 semester approaches at California State University of Bakersfield, students will be returning to campus to attend their face-to-face classes; due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Kern County, there will be vaccinations and COVID testing available for the safety of faculty, staff, and students.
With the holidays being over, the next couple of weeks will be crucial to our health as the number of COVID and Omicron cases continue to rise.
According to the Kern County Public Health Services Department, 51.3 percent of Kern County residents have completed their vaccine series.