COVID-19 or Coronavirus Disease 2019 UPDATE

***UPDATED (1:48 pm on 3-9-20)***
- Across the state, there are 114 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2 deaths.

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Disease 2019 - THE NUMBERS (as of 10:52 am on 3-9-20)

REPORT FROM KERN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

"NO KNOWN TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19 IN OUR COMMUNITY AT THIS TIME"
- Michelle Corson, Public Information Officer, Kern County Public Health

  • The first 3 Kern County residents tested for COVID-19 have come back negative.
  • An additional 6 people are currently in the process of being tested after the state expanded the criteria required for testing.
  • 3 people are currently being monitored for the virus.
  • As of today, the county is now able to test locally through Quest Diagnostics, expanding the county's ability to test more residents.
  • Across the state, there are 114 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two deaths. Nationwide, there are 472 cases and 19 deaths. With the latest results, there are still no confirmed cases in Kern County.

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