Almost 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 hit Kern County over the holiday weekend

Coronavirus Kern County
Posted at 12:07 PM, Sep 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-07 15:15:33-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The county's coronavirus dashboard added nearly 2,000 new cases over the holiday weekend pushing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to nearly 129,000.

Another 1,911 positive test results has raised the total number of cases to 128,770. There were three more deaths attributed to the virus bringing that total to 1,485 deaths in Kern County.

There are still 135 cases of the delta variant.

Un-vaccinated individuals in Kern County make up more than 99 percent of all cases and 98 percent of all hospitalizations.

Kern County Public Health is also urging everyone 6 months and older to get a flu shot.

“During this pandemic, it is especially important for our residents to get their annual flu vaccine,” said Brynn Carrigan, Director of Kern County Public Health. “This will help decrease flu activity in our community and help ease the burden on our healthcare system.”

Flu vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time.

Kern County Public Health Announces Latest COVID-19 Facts:

  • There are 1,911 newly reported confirmed cases in Kern County (this represents a 4-day period as we do not update the dashboard on weekends or holidays), bringing our total confirmed cases to date to 128,770.
  • There are 3 new deaths being reported today and a total of 1,485 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
  • The 14-day case rate is 41.44 per 100,000.
  • As of September 6, 743,126 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Kern County residents. 348,068 or 46.2% of Kern’s eligible population have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • As of today, Kern County has 329 COVID-19 related hospitalizations and 71 are in the ICU.