BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Kern County health officials say we are in the heart of flu season in Kern County.
So far seven people have died in Kern County from the flu.
Forty-nine people have been hospitalized in Kern County. Of those 45, 18 have been discharged but 24 of those people have been put on ventilators.
Health official say so far there have been 14 cases of confirmed H1N1 flu in Kern County.