BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE : The Tulare County Public Health Branch has published on its website there is now a total of 12 positive COVID-19 tests in Tulare County.
The Tulare County Public Health Branch has announced four new cases of positive COVID-19 tests in Tulare County bringing the total to 11.
The Public Health branch said they are currently conducting an investigation on each case. The individuals were all either contacts to other confirmed cases or travelers. All the individuals are currently at home under self-isolation.
During the course of the investigations Public Health nursing staff said they are working to identify all individuals who may have come into contact with the positive cases, ensure they are self-quarantining, and monitor their health. Officials said the nursing staff checks in with all the close contact individuals to monitor symptoms. They are tested if they become symptomatic. Through this process of contact investigation, we can expect to find more cases.
“It’s important at this time that our community heed the governors order to shelter-at-home and ensure they’re only leaving their homes to access essential services,” states Dr. Karen Haught, County Health Officer. “We are wishing all our positive cases a swift recovery.”
For updates on future confirmed positive cases moving forward, we ask that you visit our website at www.tchhsa.org/ncov
Tulare County HHSA continues to urge individuals to monitor your health closely.
Community members with urgent questions about or symptoms of COVID-19 in Tulare County can call 2-1-1 to be connected to the information and resource hotline.
If you are a member of our senior population, over 65 years of age, and you need assistance with questions and resources, please contact K/T AAA at 1-800-321-2462 or online at www.ktaaa.org.
Please note that although testing for COVID-19 is occurring at the Tulare County Public Health Lab, all results are only available through the testing physician.