The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 40 new cases of coronavirus Saturday morning.

That brings the total cases to 4,350, and 65 deaths since the county saw its first cases in mid-March.

California Department of Public Health figures show 123 people in Kern are hospitalized, with 49 of those patients in intensive care units. Those numbers were last updated Thursday. Yet Kern County numbers say 72 people were hospitalized as of Saturday.

Males make up 47.1 percent of the case count in Kern; females are 52.9 percent.

Here is the age breakdown: 469 cases are among those ages 17 and under; 2,499 cases are among those ages 18 to 49; 901 cases are among those ages 50 to 64; and 471 cases are among those ages 65 and older.

A total of 50,581 tests have come back negative, while the results of 705 are pending.

You can see all available county data at

Editor's note: This story has been updated with the correct number of new coronavirus cases and deaths in Kern.

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Masked 2020

Poor Chlorinator..... the Loser Hall Monitor... just give us all a break


Ya GPC, stop picking on her you big meany. 😷

Gene Pool Chlorinator

*Third attempt*

Poor Yorkies- no idea what the "Loser Hall Monitor" reference is about, but I'll attribute it to random musings from a severely disheveled mind- and I'm being kind using that verbiage...

Masked 2020

Oh Dweeb.......I guess that’s a term of endearment... cause many in the Rabbit-Hole address you as such......but anyway.. here we are again.... on Two-Distinct and Separate-Ships passing in the The-Good-Ship-Lollipop.... and on the other .....Mike-and-Donny’s-Crew ....enjoying their last hours on the Titanic.... and most likely the first one's trying to board into the Life-boats-of-Shame ..... “Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Tales of a Wayside Inn.

Masked 2020

Donny's playing gulf today....again.... Mikey never tires of carrying Don's bag and balls.......not really much more to do while they wait for the plague to disappear by Easter....Abandon Ship.....every United-State for yourself.....all mask-less Republicans and Independents residing in California please exit to Texas and Arizona.....Fund the build-a-Eastern-Border Wall.....Save the Imperial Valley...


are u for real?


Ok people. Quit being right wing derps. Where a mask. The virus doesn't care if you love Trump. Trump doesn't love you. He's golfing again today.

Gene Pool Chlorinator

Dweeb, you've seen where the highest rates of infection per 1000 people are in Kern County, haven't you?

Even you'd be hard pressed to consider those areas full of "right wing derps"...



That's pretty racist but yes black and brown people have a higher infection rate. They tend to work "essential lower paying jobs" in order to keep right wing derps in groceries. Yes, Trump should not be playing golf right now, but the image hurts him, he's sinking fast, so I'm ok with it.

Gene Pool Chlorinator

Not racist at all Dweeb- did I mention race? Nope- only SCIENCE in the actual numbers.

Nice try- when leftists get in trouble, nice to know they'll still play the race card every time. You are nothing less than predictable Dweeb...


casones, you are the racist one in this discussion. You have numerous posts were you made racist comments, a number of which were deleted because they were racist. Those that live in glass houses....

And ‘deeb. The fact that you are putting down people for working “lower paying jobs” is terrible. Especially coming from someone who does not work and still lives with his mommy. Also, don’t leftist derps buy groceries or do they get theirs via charity?


What a racist! Typical discrimination from a white supremist! The fool might as well labelled those "AREAS" as minority congregations. Wish I could run into this 300 lb white elephant in the conservative area with his black butler

Gene Pool Chlorinator

@Cajones, LOL nice try (again).

If you read (I know it's hard for you) Dweeb's original post, he was making reference to Republicans spreading the virus:

"Ok people. Quit being right wing derps. Where a mask."

I merely stated (correctly) that the if you look at the three highest areas of infection per 1000 people (provided by the County), the demographics don't match Dweeb's assertion. No more, no less and thank you for proving my point about leftists playing the race card.

Explain how I'm discriminating against anyone. Also, explain how I'm a white "supremist" (sic), given the fact you know nothing about me and/or what's in my heart.

Get back on your meds, you're embarrassing yourself (again)...

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