Kern County sees a surge of over 900 new COVID-19 cases heading into the holiday weekend

Coronavirus Kern County
Posted at 12:32 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 15:32:18-05

Health officials are reporting more than 900 new cases of COVID-19 in Kern County, a spike the county hasn't seen since July as we head into the holiday weekend.

The latest numbers on the county's dashboard indicate a jump of 918 cases as of Monday morning with no new deaths. That brings the total number of cases since the pandemic began to nearly 39,500. There have been 445 deaths attributed to the virus.

More than 29,000 people have recovered or are "presumed" to have recovered. There are more than 9,600 people reportedly isolating themselves at home.

You can see the full details on the 23ABC COVID-19 tracker.

In the meantime, the COVID-19 Latino Task Force is hosting a free testing site Tuesday at Bakersfield College. Testing will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These are self swab tests that are less invasive.

You're asked to wear a mask but if you don't have one they will be provided for free by Adventist Health and Jim Burke Ford.

No appointments are necessary for the tests.