Editor's Note: This story has been changed to reflect that county-level data was not available on age ranges, genders and racial and ethnic background of COVID-19 deaths in Kern County. Only statewide figures for these demographics were available; therefore, the demographic information was an estimate of who has died from the virus in Kern County.

While precise demographic information on the 97 local people who have succumbed to the coronavirus outbreak is not yet available, it's possible to get a sense of who they may be using statewide figures.

The information is limited, a mere sketch of the age, gender and race/ethnicity of those who've died. ((Kern County public health officials have declined to release this information on their own, citing state privacy laws.)

It indicates that Kern's victims are most likely to be 65 and older, male and Latino — but collectively span a range of ages and identities.

The information presented here provides an outline of the lives lost locally from the virus with the acknowledgement that so much remains unknown about who and what has been lost.

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(10) comments

REMUDA

Fear not . . . the truth always "outs". Some of those may even have been auto-accident victims . . . ask Hall Amb.

Independent Voter

Revealing but not surprising. Cover-up by Kern Public Health? Why are we ALL licked down when it is the most fragile amongst us in danger?

Moardeeb

Because it's people like you who spread it to them. Assault with a deadly weapon.

Gene Pool Chlorinator

@Dweeb: Pretty bold statement- now, prove it...

PopTart

There is a great deal of difference between dying WITH covid-19 and dying FROM covid-19 (although the end result is the same)... If you have cancer and die from a heart attack, you did not die from the cancer, necessarily. Beware or what the statistics are telling you and what they are not....

Moardeeb

The stupidity of the American public has people all over the world shaking their heads. I just talked to one in Manchester England who can believe the disintegration of what used to be the shining example to the rest of the world.

PopTart

YOU are a shining example....

Gene Pool Chlorinator

@Dweeb: It's because of people like you that we are no longer the "shining example" to the rest of the world.

My suggestion? Move to Venezuela and take your Socialist agenda with you...

casones

DITTO! WE ARE THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE WORLD! THE EU BANNED US. CHINA AND IRAN HAVE REACHED A DEAL! RUSSIA'S PUTIN THANKS GOD HE HELPED ELECT TRUMP! STATES IN THE U.S. ARE BANNING TRAVEL FROM OTHER STATES! REPUBLICAN TRUMP WANNABES ARE NOW LEADING THE U.S. STATES OF FLORIDA, TEXAS, ARIZONA TO HISTORIC CASE NUMBERS. DEATHS ARE ON THE RISE. THE RED STATE SAYS "OPEN SCHOOLS!' "HEALTH EXPERTS ARE LYING TO US" "10 YEARS IN JAIL FOR VANDALIZING A STATUE" "FLAG BURNING DESERVES PRISON" HAHAHAHAH KING TRUMP LEADS THE WORLD IN VIRUS CASES AND DEATHS. "SLOW THE TESTING DOWN BECAUSE THE LESS CASES THE LESS DEATHS CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE VIRUS! I LOVE IT THAT CASES ARE EXPLODING BECAUSE WHEN WE REACH 10 MILLION CASES AND 300,000 DEAD BY NOVEMBER 3, 2020 THE KING WILL BECOME A FROG IN JANUARY 2020 LED OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE IN CUFFS!

Gene Pool Chlorinator

@Cajones,

"I LOVE IT THAT CASES ARE EXPLODING BECAUSE WHEN WE REACH 10 MILLION CASES AND 300,000 DEAD BY NOVEMBER 3, 2020"

You are a special kind of sick, mind-numbed idiot. Who in their right mind would applaud 10M cases and 300K dead just for their political purposes??

FCS man, even Moardeeb isn't that insane...

You're a sick ba$tard and need help- NOW...

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