The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 12 new COVID-19 deaths and 1,893 new coronavirus cases Tuesday morning.
There have now been 16,706 total COVID-19 cases identified in Kern during the pandemic. The county has confirmed 135 virus-related deaths during that time.
According to county data, 5,399 Kern residents have recovered from the virus. State data shows 260 COVID-19 patients are currently being treated at local hospitals, with 64 in the ICU.