One new death and 99 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Kern County's public health website Monday morning. 

There have now been 98 deaths and 6,611 total confirmed cases since the first one was announced March 13. 

State data showed hospitalizations increased Saturday to a new high of 249 but dropped by 11 cases to 238 on Sunday. 

More than 87,000 tests have been done so far, according to county public health data, with 80,100 coming back negative and 785 tests pending.

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Zeppo

casones: Since Bill Gates wants to vaccinate everyone on the planet and he wants to alter everyone's dna with the vaccine, as well as have the ability to track everyone, who is the idiot who thinks it's a good idea?

Invisable Misfit

I think they should have to show the actual tests results. Everyone knows that they are fluffing the numbers for their own benefit, so if a person dies of a heart attack or some other reason, it's always listed as COVID weather they tested positive or not. With all the lies being told by the evil in charge people are spinning and have no idea what to believe. For those that drank the kool aid, you're too blind to see the truth and God help you.

Zeppo

a158701: I could not have said it better! You are absolutely correct.

The new comment

Has anyone noticed that MORE people are becoming infected SINCE wearing masks became a requirement.....and since the protesting was allowed. If face masks are the answer, and 90% of the people in public are wearing them, why are more and more people testing positive? Next time you go out count 20 people and you'll see 2 of them not wearing masks. Yet, more and more people are testing positive. So something isn't right. Either masks do no good or the testing is a lie.

Independent Voter

Oh, please, New Comment, stop making sense! You will upset the irrational!

Gene Pool Chlorinator

@IV: Riddle me this...

The MSM is reporting no connection between the spike in cases and the protests...

Yet, singing is forbidden as part of a church service...

Is singing more likely to spread the virus than screaming and yelling at the top of one's lungs during a shoulder-to-shoulder protest with thousands of people in close proximity??

Just thinking out loud...

Zeppo

Gene Pool: Stop watching MSN and/or CNN. They don't report on news that go against their narrative. Ever notice that they do not report on the policeman that are killed yet report on any BLM "peaceful" protestors?

Lamonster

Careful, GPC, it's questions like that cause them to condemn "thinking out loud". Take a lesson from Winston Smith.

Zeppo

I have read recent that the masks do not guarantee that you won't still get the virus. I think there is much they still do not know about this virus.

Moardeeb

Winco, Vons and Albertsons have signs up but no one is policing masks. I'm calling the county tomorrow. Nobody should be allowed in a grocery store without a mask.

Independent Voter

LOL Dweeb. Call away. But know that, except for Costco, no business wants to be on the wrong side of a civil rights lawsuit after the dust settles. Most half-heartedly enforce by offering "education", but most feel rightly so that it isn't their job. And they would be correct.

Veritas

Don’t tell ‘deeb or yuckies that TNC. They will come out of their retirement homes, find you, and gum you to death...

Zeppo

Veritas: Hilarious!

casones

obviously, you have no clue about lag time, which is increasing. Wearing a mask is not a requirement in half the states. People are increasingly travelling by car from state to state which is why is some states are trying the HAWAII APPROACH! Hawaii is a shining example of what should have been done. They had the courage to lock down travel, quarantine, track, trace and arrest non compliance. Hooray for them.

Gene Pool Chlorinator

Yeah, great. Take an island state, implement a 14 day quarantine when arriving and pat yourself on the back.

Except...

Hawaii depends heavily on tourism dollars to fund their bountiful social programs, and that money is drying up quickly.

On top of that, they'll likely not get bailed out by the citizens of the US again...

Crime has increased as well- from an article on KHON: "A spike in crimes committed by inmates released due to COVID precautions has prosecutors calling for an end to the practice of early release.

Even some defense attorneys agree the rushed releases put many inmates on the street without a plan. Though court reviews are now complete, hundreds more are up for early parole. There are still no positive COVID test results at any correctional facility."

And how would the contiguous 48 states implement the "Hawaii Model" as you put it? Set up road blocks along the border of each state to direct drivers into a 14 day holding center?

Ever try driving to Hawaii???

LoveOurFlag

in kern ? are you kidding ? maybe 35% are wearing a facial covering in stores. No one really believes covid can get them. P.S. the masking requirement started about a week ago.

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Independent Voter

Masks don't stop the spread. Nothing stops the spread, Dweeb. The spread is intended to spread. To even slow the spread amongst the 90% who will survive this is to prolong the exposure to those who are truly at risk, thereby artificially extending the life if this virus! How do you not see this? Oh, that's right. This is about hating the Orange Man and booting him out of office in November. Shameful!

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Moardeeb

You are on fire! And correct!

Vico17

A few years ago I said "there is a disincentive to fix a problem. If you fix a problem the money dries up." Why would agencies, or even so-called "non-profits" want to fix a problem 100% if you are in essence killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. Instead, make the problem worse and the state programs and federal monies will keep pouring in so we can graft from those $$$. Let's plant thousands of acres of "hemp" around Arvin, a block away from Arvin High. Let's get $20k from marijuana collectives to petition the board for licenses and data, aka "cusultation" fees and a vote. Let's release 10k prisoners early into the streets for "safety's sake". Let's conveniently place pallets of bricks right next to the business district as we agitate the losers in life, so we can send a message to the privileged who don't pay enough taxes for our liberal programs. Please VOTE in November. End the gravy train for these radicals. The left are losers. Vote for America

Zeppo

Vico 17: Excellent posting, and true. TRUMP 2020! He is pro-police, pro-soldiers, and pro-working class.

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PopTart

It's always so impressive when you say it in all caps....does your mother know you're playing with the computer...?

Independent Voter

Oh good! We're off the watchlist! Guess I don't have to wear the mask now after all! Hooray!!

Independent Voter

Oh good! We're off the watchlist! Guess I don't have to wear the mask now after all! Hooray!!

Zeppo

Moardeeb: The "guidelines" have changed, almost from day to day. It's been proven that face masks don't stop you from getting COVID. The worldwide economy cannot shut down, including our food supply, due to this virus. Old people are the ones that have to worry, but the rest of the population should not have a great worry about it. If another virus hits us, which is far worse, what do we do? Commit suicide? The longer businesses cannot open up, the worse it will be for all of us. Some people believe that this is done with purpose so our economy can go to a Marxist or socialist economy and rid ourselves of Capitalism. If the Greenies cannot get the rest of us to follow them, they will do everything, including using this virus, to get us all to do as they say.

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Moardeeb

States did not follow the CDC guidlines and now they are paying dearly. Our Governor was pushed by "open uppers" constantly. Trump is attacking our leading scientists and doctors. Just like China did ironically! Remember that?

If you want any sort of normal life to come back in the next year, follow the scientific facts and data. Don't be a fool following a fool. He doesn't care about you or your kids, just getting reelected.

Zeppo

Moardeeb: .....and the ones without a brain support Biden.

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PopTart

More Caps...please...!!

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JR

Your comments is not only ungrammatical, but is unintelligible. Try again.

Zeppo

ddlobo: Amen!

She Dee

I wonder what percentage of people are just going to ignore wearing face masks altogether.

JR

Only the stupid and delusional ones who don't care about themselves and their families, much less anyone else. Those adults, who never matured beyond the rebellious behavior toward their parents.

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