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Kern County COVID-19 tracker

Posted: 10:56 AM, Mar 22, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-28 14:58:36-04
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses.


The Kern County Public Health Services have confirmed:

Coronavirus Disease (Last Updated: March 28, 2020 at 10 a.m.)

Positives Detected Among Kern Residents: 46
Positives Detected Among Non-Residents: 1
Number of Deaths: 1
Number of Negative Tests: 932
Number of Pending Tests*: 936
Number of Total Tests*: 1,915

* As Reported by Community Healthcare Providers. This is preliminary data and is subject to change.


Kern County Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Region (Last Updated: March 27, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.)

Valley: 7
West Bakersfield: 28
East Bakersfield: 8
Mountain: 0
Desert: 3

Regions Include the Following Zip Codes


For a look at the latest number of COVID-19 cases in Kern County visit the Department of Health's Coronavirus tracker.

Also, Kern County Public Health Services continues to recommend the following protective measures:

  • Wash hands with soap and water often
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Follow label 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 ill.

And for the latest news and information, visit our Coronavirus Coverage section. To see what is still open and operating, visit our new We're Open section.