Individuals older than 65 continue to disproportionately die from coronavirus, the latest update from the Kern County Public Health Services Department shows.

After lobbying for more vaccine doses — and getting more — Kern County's future vaccine supply could be in jeopardy due to a slowdown in people signing up to get the vaccine even though only about one-third of the county's eligible population has been vaccinated so far. 

Feb. 27: Kern County Public Health Services announces that 11 people in Kern County are being monitored for COVID-19 but all are considered low-risk to have the virus. There are about 60 cases nationwide at this time in people who have recently traveled outside the United States. However, th…