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Kern County coronavirus cases rise to 98

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Posted at 4:41 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 19:41:03-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — During the Kern County Board of Supervisors Tuesday meeting, it was announced that there are now 98 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Kern County, including 23 positive cases among non-residents.

According to Kern County Public Health , there are 1,791 negative tests and 1,201 pending tests, bringing a total of 3,093 tests.

The board is expected to ratify a proclamation for a local health emergency. This allows for implementing plans and resources for health care needs.