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Kern County Board of Supervisors ratify declaration of a local health emergency

Coronavirus Kern County
Posted at 8:55 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 13:29:24-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Board of Supervisors ratified a declaration for a local health emergency. This allows for implementing plans and resources for health care needs.

During Tuesdays board meeting, it was announced that there are now 84 confirmed cases of coronavirus among Kern County, including 2 positive cases among non-residents. According to Kern County Public Health , there are 1,781 negative tests and 979 pending tests, bringing a total of 2,844 tests.

On March 17, the board ratified the proclamation for a local emergency regarding the coronavirus in Kern.