Five new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday by Kern County officials, bringing total local cases to 1,886.
No new deaths were reported; that total still stands at 29.
Testing has risen dramatically in the past week as more free testing sites have come online. A total of 24,153 tests were done as of Tuesday, a nearly 50 percent increase from one week ago, when the total was 16,283.
Of those, 21,261 were negative, 1,886 were positive and 1,006 are pending results.