Fifteen deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Friday by Kern County public health officials, bringing total deaths from the virus to 322 and another 123 new cases were confirmed, bringing the total to 30,573 cases. 

The state reports that 82 people were hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday in Kern, 20 of them in the ICU. That's down from a high of 212 on July 12. 

The public can find more data on the Kern County Public Health COVID-19 dashboard at https://kernpublichealth.com/covid-19_dashboard/.

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Masked 2020

we are all living and dying in TheFool'sParadise......Liberty Quotation: Churchill on Honesty in Public Leadership QUOTE POSTED ON JUNE 16, 2014 UPDATED ON JUNE 16, 2014 Winston_Churchill“ There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hopes soon to be swept away. The . . . people can face peril or misfortune with fortitude and buoyancy, but they bitterly resent being deceived or finding that those responsible for their affairs are themselves dwelling in a fool’s paradise.” Winston S. Churchill, The Second World War, Vol. 3 [1951]

Heather Picket

BS. Trump closed the borders end of January, while Biden said he was racist for doing so. This is not Trumps fault. Vote Trump 2020.

casones

What border? The wall border" The Canadian border? What border? Because in case you are too educationally strapped, the virus got here. So what border closure stopped it?

Masked 2020

IVy you need 2 own the death count... you have been part of this "its just the flu" since since your man uttered the words

The Independent Voter

I own my safety and the safety of my family. I'm not responsible for you and your mask, or Dweeb or Cajones or GPC or Lamonster or Trump or The Guv. Is is absolutely just a flu. As I've said, Unmasked, it is a particularly nasty flu. But a flu nonetheless. Accept it. Justification for these lockdowns continue to wither. Your beloved CDC absolutely reported that just 6% of counted deaths were COVID alone. 94% of the remaining deaths occured in already sick or dying folks. Facts. The healthy amongst us, per reports from your beloved Associated Press, experience only mild symptoms related to C-19. Explain for me the inconsistencies in The Guv's orders. Beaches bad, Wal-Mart good. Protests safe, churches unsafe. Indoor dining B A D. though there are no recorded outbreaks emanating from a single eatery here or anywhere. Why is every other theme park in US and abroad open but none in California? Go on, Unmasked, expand on this for us. Costco shopping is a safe and a necessity but schools, even with precautions and few to any actual infections, out if the question. Explain it to me. Detail Trump's culpability in all this when state governor's refused his input or help, playing up the state's rights angle. What Trump has done at the federal level, such as limiting foreign travel in January from then-hotspot China, was met with jeers of racism by you and your friends on the left. Why? Is this scamdemic as dangerous as you claim? Why is the gym closed for us but not elitist government workers in the Bay Area? Why must we get haircuts outside while Queen Pelosi can waltz into a shuttered shop to get a futile beauty makeover? Rationalize that for me, Unmasked. Tell me all about it. While you're at it, explain to me why you are so opposed to personal responsibility. If you wish to wear a mask and social distance, I'm all in for that - but why must you infringe on my desire to be responsible for my own safety? By all means, stay home if you don't wish to partake in indoor dining - that's YOU. Who are YOU to decide acceptable risk FOR ME. Seriously. You leftists like to scold everyone on the absolute right of a woman to subject herself and her unborn baby to the risks of abortion - her body, her decision - yet you impose your will on us and our bodies by forcing us to wear masks? Please, Unmasked, tell me all about it. Set me straight. Make me look foolish by clarifying, eh?

casones

Masked is trying to protect a fool like you from herself. Adore your king, revel in his glory, stick your head in the sand. and like always you leave a huge stupid target for the "left" Ignorance is bliss.

The Independent Voter

You don't think when you read, Cajones, nor do you think before responding. You're an absolute joke, never offering any substance to the conversation. You can't rise to an appropriate level of intelligent, civil discourse so you resort to the same tired lines, liberal talking points and name-calling as if a child. Are you really a grown-up or just poorly pretending to be one? Do yourself a favor and go back to your Playstation or Xbox and leave the adult conversations to those of us with the mental capacity to exchange thoughts, ideas and engage in productive banter. Be a good boy and run along now. Heck, maybe mrknownothing IS your daddy!

Vico17

A poor soul lost in his own hate. I'll ask God to guide you through your darkness to the light.

Bodysnatcher

A fool speaking for a fool. How foolish.

Gene Pool Chlorinator

@Cojones: Funny how you didn't respond to one of TIV points. Why? Because you can't, can you?

He pegged you (and your alter ego as well) for the complete troll you are.

Arguing you is like arguing with a bumper sticker.

Life is much easier living in pure ignorance, isn't it???

Now, go bring MrKnowNothingAtAll back- you bore me...

casones

You have no family except don jr, ivanka, and eric. How can you take responsibility on food stamps? Medi-cal still good? blah blah blah over and over trump ape recites the "underlying conditions" story. on and on about essential businesses and non-essential. Remember your king demanded to open all of them 4 months ago, yet now mentally challenged attitude is to pick and choose. Shut up and take care of your family on democrats dimes. We support food stamps for the under-privileged.

casones

sorry masked it was meant for mental midget IV who can't think for herself

The Independent Voter

If you're going to rush in, Cajones, and rescue Unmasked from me - why not have the actual Cajones to address the content of my post? Come on. Offer something intelligent. Grow the he11 up.

Masked 2020

I guess GuessUncleDon'sFanClub R hellbent on Death by Covid........avoid his Kool-Aid folks... Vote anybody but JimJones in 2020

casones

Jimmy would be a better alternative than the orangutan

Gene Pool Chlorinator

@Cojones, if you think so, drink deeply from the cup...

Moardeeb

Trump lied, PEOPLE DIED! More Americans have died this year from the coronavirus than died in World War I due to the absolutely catastrophic failure of leadership from Donald Trump and the Republican Senate.  And more than double the number of Americans who died in the Vietnam War. 190,000 grieving families! There's a word for that massive loss of life: unacceptable. The majority of Republicans, 63% say it's ok they died. Republicans, what has happened to your humanity? You were enraged when 3,000 Americans died on 9/11. When did you lose your compassion for your fellow Americans? How about your fellow Republicans that have died? Nothing? Shame on you.

The Independent Voter

Tell me again what Trump is responsible for? What he did (or failed to do) that resulted in a massive loss if life? Describe for me the specific inactions or derelict of duty you charge.

Moardeeb

Trump collaborated with Xi, concealed the threat, impeded the U.S. government’s response, silenced those who sought to warn the public, and pushed states to take risks that escalated the tragedy. He’s personally responsible for tens of thousands of deaths.

The Independent Voter

Trump worked with Xi? Where is this proof? Documents, video? Cite your source. I do recall reading that the WHO was in bed with Xi. Who did Trump seek to silence? Fauci? Scarf lady? CDC? Do you have independent confirmation of this? Have documents been posted? Cite your source. I want substantiated, verified proof. Witness statements? Which states did he "push" and how? You are making statements. Cite sources that are independent and beyond reproach. Links are good (not liberal talking point bulletin boards).

Lamonster

Oh absolutely. Trump threatened to cut off aid to New York if Cuomo didn't shove infected seniors into nursing homes. He forced Pelosi to invite us all down to Chinatown for dinner. And he called Biden xenophobic for suggesting we cut off travel from China. Oh wait, I might have that one backward.

Gene Pool Chlorinator

Dweeb: Do you not have an original thought in that mini mind of yours???

Your (again) stole your post, word-for-word, from an August 9th article on Slate- "The Trump Pandemic

A blow-by-blow account of how the president killed thousands of Americans."

Prove me wrong...

casones

Hey, how about "Liberate Michigan" "Churches must open by Easter" "We must open schools" HE LET TRAVELLERS COME FROM CHINA IN FEBRUARY! EVEN YOU CAN'T BE THAT STUPID!

Vico17

A poor soul lost in his own hate. I'll ask God to guide you through your darkness to the light.

casones

The King let the virus get here from China, HUFFED AND PUFFED and blew our American house down to the ground. All we need to know about the destruction of the American economy is for the last 4 years we have been led by a republican prez, totally republican administration, republican senate, two new republican justices, 100's of new trump appointed republican judges, republican leaders of every federal U.S. agency, and the right with no common sense want to blame pelosi and schumer. HAHAHA. Republican leadership has led us to where we are today. I see no democrats in the WH. Republicans want republican leaders without the responsibilities of leading. Accept the blame, right wing, you deserve it.

The Independent Voter

You offer nothing, Cajones. Sit back down and keep your pie hole shut.

Bodysnatcher

You're still here, so apparently he didn't try hard enough.

Masked 2020

thank u Donald.... et al... 4 clarity...Vote Blue...end the B.S.

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