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Public health says one more local resident being tested for coronavirus

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Posted at 10:35 AM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 15:29:56-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Another local resident is being tested for coronavirus, the Kern County Public Health Services Department announced in its daily video briefing Friday.

Public Health spokesperson Michelle Corson said the Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed they have tested five people total from Kern County and one of those tests came back negative. The other four tests are still pending.

Corson said they are also monitoring residents who have traveled internationally and been allowed to return home because they are not showing symptoms. According to Corson, public health was given 15 names to monitor and as of Friday morning, 11 of those names no longer need to be monitored.

Corson advises anyone who plans to travel visit the public health website to stay up-to-date on all the travel advisories in-place.