80 hospitalized with flu in Kern County; 19 cases of H1N1 swine flu

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Public Health said there were no flu-related deaths in Kern County Wednesday. 

Officials said 80 people have been hospitalized and 41 have since been discharged. Eleven people in Kern County have died from the flu.

There are 19 confirmed cases of H1N1 flu in Kern County.

Officials said counting flu cases is tricky because of reporting, confirmation and false negative tests.

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