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Positive Cases Among Kern Residents: 42,937
Recovered Residents: 18,521
Number of Negative Tests: 223,042
Number of Pending Tests*: 237
Updated: 12/02/2020. Source: Kern County Public Health Services Department
*As reported by community healthcare providers.
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