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Almost 800 new COVID-19 cases in Kern County, death toll remains at 105

Posted at 11:11 AM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 14:21:51-04

Kern County Public Health reported 787 new COVID-19 cases Monday morning. That brings the total number of cases locally to 9,244. The death toll remains at 105.

More than 4,700 people have fully recovered and officials are also reporting more than 90,000 or just under 89 percent of tests have come back negative.

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With the rapid rise in numbers over the weekend in Kern County, 23ABC reached out to the health department asking if Monday marks the third day in a row of failing to meet the state's metrics. Three days in a row would mean Kern County is officially on the monitoring list.

Department Public Information Officer Michelle Corson said they are awaiting information from the state and cannot confirm if Kern County is on the monitoring list yet.

"If we are flagged today, our understanding is that we are placed on the governor's monitoring list tomorrow. Once on that monitoring list for 3 days, our understanding is that modifications to businesses would begin Friday."

23ABC will update this story with more information as it becomes available.