There were no new cases of coronavirus announced in Kern County on Friday and the current number locally remains at four with 255 tests pending, according to Kern County Public Health Services Department.

Health officials announced four cases of the virus within county borders this week. 

Kern County Public Health Services announced Thursday three Kern County residents tested positive for the coronavirus, and it announced earlier this week that a visitor to the area tested positive as well. 

Statewide, 1,006 people have the virus and 19 have died, according to covid19.ca.gov, a state website with resource and information about the pandemic.

It is not yet known if the cases are from community spread. No new details on the cases were released Friday.

Thursday night Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay at home order. Individuals can go to a grocery store, care for a friend or loved one, get necessary health care or go to an essential job, Corson said. If individuals do go out, it's necessary to maintain at least 6 feet of distance between others.

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