The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 12 more deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing total deaths to 228.
Another 216 new cases were also reported bringing total county cases to 27,184.
In all, 24 deaths were reported in the past two days, but the deaths have occurred over the past five weeks. One of the deaths occurred in mid-July, according to county data.
Since June 26, there has been at least one death related to COVID-19 every day in Kern County, with a high of eight deaths in a single day on July 31, the data shows.
Hospitalizations of patients with confirmed coronavirus infections continues to decline, with 170 in Kern's hospitals as of Monday. Of those, 70 were ICU patients.
More information can be found at kernpublichealth.com/covid-19_dashboard/.