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271 local coronavirus tests pending, 111 negative as of Saturday afternoon

Coronavirus Kern County
Posted at 11:40 AM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 15:35:15-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Public health reported that 271 local coronavirus tests are pending and 111 tests came back negative as of Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday public health announced that four Kern County residents tested positive for the coronavirus. Including the non-resident who tested positive while visiting the county, this brings the total number of positives tests in the county to five.

The City of Bakersfield issued a local emergency Thursday night just as Governor Gavin Newsom declared a stay at home order for California residents.

Residents can follow along with coronavirus testing in Kern County through the Public health coronavirus tracker. The tracker is updated twice a day by 10 a.m. and 4 pm. and once on the weekend at 10 a.m.