Kern County health officials are reporting a jump in the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 coming out of the holiday weekend. There have been seven new deaths reported bringing the total number to 36. And the total number of cases is now approaching 2,000.
According to a tweet from Kern County's Chief Administrative Officer Ryan Alsop, "22 or over 60% of the total 36 deaths are patients/residents at three different state-regulated skilled nursing facilities."
As of today in #KernCounty, according to State public health information, at least 206 or 11% of the total number of positive cases, and 22 or over 60% of the total 36 deaths are patients/residents at three different State regulated skilled nursing facilities.
— Ryan J. Alsop (@KernCAO) May 27, 2020
There were 65 new cases reported pushing the total number to just over 1,950.
There was some good news as45 more people have recovered bringing that total now to 1,284. There are 583 still isolating at home and 38 hospitalized.
The number of negative test results is now approaching 22,000.