Kern County Public Health reported 919 new coronavirus cases and five new deaths Friday.
Kern County Public Health Services officials, citing a continued reduction in the number of daily COVID-19 cases, are now updating the county’s data dashboard three days a week.
When Kevin Russell came up with the idea of creating a local memorial for coronavirus victims, about 160 Kern County residents had succumbed to the virus. The 67-year-old American Fabrication owner had believed at the time the deaths had just about tapered off, and he wanted to create a peac…
As the coronavirus recedes in Kern County, life is beginning to feel normal again. Many of the restrictions of the pandemic have been lifted, and people are beginning to feel comfortable in crowds.
Starting in December 2019 with the first reports out of Wuhan, China, the COVID-19 pandemic very rapidly began to impact almost every aspect of daily life in Kern County, and in many respects, it continues to do so.