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COVID-19 cases increase in Kern County, nationally

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Posted at 9:45 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 00:45:59-05

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — Monday, Kern Public Health announced 301 new cases of COVID-19.

This brings us 36,919 total cases.

The highest number of daily cases in recent weeks happened last Monday when we saw 236 new cases.

Monday, there were no new deaths reported which remains at 432 for the county.

Close to 18,000 people have recovered from the virus since the pandemic began.

Around the nation, COVID-19 cases are rising in 45 out of 50 states, those states are reporting upward of 10% increases in case rates compared to last week.

Nationally, there are more than 10.9 million cases and 245,600 deaths.

That data comes from Johns Hopkins.