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Sheriff Youngblood releases new COVID-19 information

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Posted at 12:27 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 15:29:28-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Sheriff Donny Youngblood released his latest update on the coronavirus and how Kern County residents can help to flatten the curve.

Youngblood says that the Kern County Sheriff's Office has 11 officers who have tested positive for COVID-19. 10 of those officers are self-quarantining while one has recovered over 14 days and is back at work.

He says five inmates have tested positive at their facilities but the number is much smaller than he had anticipated.

"I think we're seeing light at the end of the tunnel," he said.

The sheriff added that they have been on two conference calls with President Donald Trump about thanking first responders and mental health.

Youngblood suggests getting outside to hike and engage in physical activity while maintaining a social distance.