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COVID-19 cases dropping as state urges residents to get vaccinated

New infections dropped again Monday with just 144 new cases of COVID-19 to report. That brings the total for the county to 100,434.
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Posted at 4:47 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 19:47:33-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — In Kern County, public health officials appear to be making some progress in their fight against COVID-19.

New infections dropped again Monday with just 144 new cases of COVID-19 to report. That brings the total for the county to 100,434.

23ABC reached out to public health to see if testing numbers are still constant and if numbers are declining independent of testing numbers but we did not hear back.

And COVID-19 related deaths are also trending downward. There were no new deaths reported Monday and that number remains at 687.

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Meanwhile, efforts to get Californians vaccinated are ramping up around the state. Now the California Department of Public Health is telling people if they love their family they'll get vaccinated.

Around the state, only people in Phase 1a and people over the age of 65 can get vaccinated.

So far about 6 million people in California have gotten vaccinated. Most of those are in Los Angeles County, the state's COVID-19 epicenter.

If you want to schedule a vaccine in Kern County or are not sure if you are eligible, call the hotline number 833-422-4255 and answer the questions. If you are not eligible yet you can sign up online to let you know when it's your turn to get vaccinated.