The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported four new coronavirus-related deaths and 1,067 new COVID-19 cases Thursday morning.

The total local case count now sits 18,421 since the first was reported March 13. There have 139 COVID-19 fatalities in Kern during that time, according to county data.

Of the local cases, 5,527 individuals have recovered from the virus and 12,525 patients are recuperating at home, county data shows.

According to state records, there's 265 patients being treated at local hospitals, 76 of which are in the ICU.

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Laurie Garrett, author of “The Coming Plague,” says every American should be ashamed and outraged by the 150k deaths, predicting that the United States will reach a quarter of million deaths by September.


Ok Republicans you were OUTRAGED by 911. 3,500 people died that day. Covid has claimed 50 TIMES that. Where is your outrage. Yeah, you only care about Trump, not your fellow Americans. We get it. Shame on you all!

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I agree with you 1000% I can't for the life of me understand how people can be so bullheaded.

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