Two more deaths from COVID-19 were reported Tuesday morning along with 30 new cases, according to the Kern County Public Health Services website.
This brings total deaths to 17 and total cases to 1,326.
Nine of the 17 deaths were from cases that originated at the Kingston Healthcare Center, a 184-bed skilled nursing facility in Bakersfield. County officials said Monday that 62 residents and 46 health care workers at Kingston had tested positive for COVID-19. A medical strike team sent in by the state has been assisting at the facility.