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Assemblyman Vince Fong recognizes August as Valley Fever Awareness month

The state Assembly has passed a bill by Assemblyman Vince Fong, R-Bakersfield, recognizing August as Valley Fever Awareness Month.

In 2019, there were a record 9,004 valley fever cases; 3,371 of those cases were in Kern.

The Assembly Concurrent Resolution 58, as the legislation is known, was also written by Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield; state Sen. Melissa Hurtado, D-Sanger; and state Sen. Shannon Grove, R-Bakersfield.

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  • Positive Cases Among Kern Residents: 159,023

  • Deaths: 1,841

  • Recovered and Presumed Recovered Residents: 151,858 

  • Percentage of all cases that are unvaccinated: 91.90

  • Percentage of all hospitalizations that are unvaccinated: 92.54

  • Source: Kern County Public Health Services Department

Updated: 12/7/21