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Kern County Health announces four new cases of COVID-19, brings total to 32

Coronavirus Kern County
Posted at 4:20 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 19:46:47-04

The Kern County Public Health Services Department confirmed four more cases of coronavirus in the county Thursday afternoon.

Thursday morning the health department had announced four cases from overnight.

"Three residents live in the Valley region and one lives in Bakersfield West. Public Health is currently investigating these cases to determine potential exposure sources and any contacts the patients may have had. This brings the total cases of COVID-19 in Kern County residents to 32 and one case in a non-resident."

Kern County Public Health Services recommends the following protective measures:

  • Stay at home except for essential needs.
  • Wash hands with soap and water often.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Follow package instructions for proper disinfecting.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay away from work, school or other people if you become sick.
  • Those 65 and older or other high risk groups should self-isolate.