Alsop: Over 60 percent of Kern County's COVID-19 deaths come from nursing facilities

Alsop, Kingston Healthcare Center
Posted at 11:17 AM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 14:20:55-04

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."

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.