The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 13 new deaths and 144 new cases of coronavirus Saturday morning.

That brings the total to 286 deaths and 29,115 confirmed cases since reporting began in mid-March.

The county reports 11,640 people have recovered from their illness.

This is the age breakdown of the positive cases: 3,335 people up to age 17; 18,106 people ages 18 to 49; 5,174 people ages 50-64; 2,457 people ages 65 and older.

The state reports that 147 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern, and 53 of those are in intensive care units. Those numbers were last updated Thursday.

The public can find more data on the Kern County Public Health COVID-19 dashboard at https://kernpublichealth.com/covid-19_dashboard/.

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Zeppo

There is a video with RFK.Jr. which took place in Berlin where he enumerates everything (it's on ArmstrongEconomics site). It has quite a bit of info on the origins of the virus and who is behind it. You should look it up.

Masked 2020

Ivy.......I can read...cut and paste cut and paste....you have no idea that very thin "independent veil" you wear looks more like full blown MAGA Hate Cap

Masked 2020

Dr. Zippy.....what now?......it is what it is.... a deadly destructive virus that no red-blooded sane patriotic American would want to say "is nothing to worry about".......so that must mean that either Dr. Zippy is a fool or anemic or who knows what.........just deplorable

Zeppo

Vico 17: You must read Armstrong, also! I finally got my writing posted by writing to Ms. Peterson of the BC complaining about its censoring my posts.

Vico17

Right on cue, triple DDD shows up with her predictable attacks. Yawn.

casones

What? What a baby? He cried and cried and wrote a tear soaked letter to Ms. Peterson? OMG. He's being censored. Just like Trump wah wah about press coverage, twitter facebook labels and deletions. Conservatives have finally reached the adult diaper stage.

Zeppo

No tears were shed. I should have known that someone like yourself are perfectly fine with censoring speech. By the way, I'm a woman.

Zeppo

I have some important info on the coronavirus and the BC won't let me post about it. Is this Russia we are living in?

casones

Yes! Don't you know Trump's BFF? How can you not be aware of Russia's interference in the election to get Trump voted in? Unbelievable. For three and a half years we have been the United States of the Soviet Union.

Zeppo

You ignore the fact that our intelligence agencies were used to unseat an elected President Trump, by the Dems. As an American, you should be very upset that a coup was attempted by these people.

Zeppo

I was no allowed to write about what a forensic analyst found out about the origins of the coronavirus and how Wuhan got it. Censorship by the BC's minions........

casones

Who cares? Polio, chicken pox, measles all had an origin! So what? The world worked together to find a cure. But the Trump virus is different. Because the world recognizes the U.S. blindly believes "It will magically disappear". Therefore the world is not working together. Just everyone except the U.S.

Zeppo

You are like a feral cat............they cannot be tamed. Your ideas are ingrained into your brain and you have lost your ability to reason.

Zeppo

A forensic analyst, David E. Martin, PhD, a National Intelligence Analyst. has proven that the coronavirus was created in a U.S. lab and it was shipped to a Wuhan lab and released on purpose so many people involved in it, including Fauci, would make millions off of it. See the video by David E. Martin, Phd on the website of Armstrong Economics and search for PATENTING VIRUSES CAN ONLY BE DONE OF THEY ARE CREATED IN A LAB.

Vico17

Unfortunately Zeppo people will descend on you for searching for the truth. They will call you a nut, a n@zi, a racist, a xenophobe...etc. Weeks ago I called Covid-19 a "designer virus" and people attacked. Months ago I reminded people Bill Gates owns the patent to Covid-19 and people laughed. Back in early March I and a few others Called it the Wuhan-China Virus and people accused us of being xenophobic. The NIH (nat. Inst. of Health) back in 2013-14 couldn't stop this new money making machine people like Ralph Baric PhD., Anthony Fauci PhD., and Bill Gates exploited. These people built this new lab in Wuhan lab where these non-natural pathogens

were outsourced to China and the gold mining continued. Today is the result. Every name I mentioned is complicit. Add WHO and a few more.

Look for the video posted Aug 18th by David E. MARTIN PhD.

https://youtu.be/rjK1B_vUVAA

casones

The Trump virus started in 2016 when every republican was complicit in it's spread. Trump promised to drain the swamp and what better way than a Trump virus? Trump promised to build a wall which Mexico would pay for thinking we would never believe he wanted the wall to keep the Trump virus in the U.S. Trump promised to dismantle the Affordable Care Act so citizens of the U.S. would have no health insurance when he ordered the release of the Trump virus. Trump promised jobs knowing after the release of the Trump virus and jobs came back he would look like a hero. Trump promised "Make America Great Again" knowing after the release of the Trump virus America had no other way to go than "up"

Vico17

Your brain is sputtering. Let me point out flaws in your thinking. Trump had already built the best economy in the history of the US. Unemployment across all groups was at historic lows starting in 2020. Why would he need a "Trump virus"? To destroy what he already built?... so he can build it again? Sorry, that is moronic and not worth addressing. Next!

Zeppo

Your TDS is showing. It was begun in Wuhan, China, so it's the China virus. Trump shut off planes coming from China and he was called a bigot or racist for doing so. Trump followed the instructions of Fauci and his people, so if they were wrong it is not Trump's fault. If you recall, Pelosi told people to "come to Chinatown" when it was already apparent that you should not be around people in crowds. Your hatred of Trump is clouding your thinking capabilities. As I have stated before, if you like the fact that people are being accosted on the streets, that people live in fear of the mob if they happen to be wearing a Trump cap, if you like it that no one can put a Trump sign on their lawns due to the hateful Democrats and their minions, the BLM and Antifa, go ahead and vote for the party of hate: The Democrat party.

Zeppo

Good heavens! It's useless to talk to you.

Zeppo

I just saw a video excerpt in which Gates states that people "don't have a choice"; they have to get vaccinated with his vaccine and it must include the entire world. If it can be proven without a doubt, that people are involved to shut down the entire planet and that it was all planned, there should be executions! I watched LIFE, LIBERTY & LEVIN on 8/23 that hydroxychloroquin is almost a miracle drug, but it is being almost banned because of politics, from the Left. So, the Left is fine with allowing thousands of people to die, simply because they can make more money off another drug which doesn't even work as well. People are pawns in the eyes of the Left.

casones

Hahahaha. Released on purpose? Yeah, China released it on purpose in their own country? Makes more sense the U.S. lab did not take appropriate safety measures when shipping the virus so that it was released when China received it. Definitely, something Trump and Pompeo are capable of.

Zeppo

Fauci, Gates and others want to use the virus to control the population and make billions of of them as well as vaccinate everyone using the vaccine created by Gates which will track people and so they will be able to control them. Why is it that many people who were close to these two people just before the virus was noticed, got out of any stocks they had relating to any of this? Isn't it strange that they seem to have known about all of this prior to it occurring?

Tellingthetruth

If it’s worth anything, Zeppo, everything you write it truth. The people on here who decry Trump are absolute fools. Their double speak is literal insanity. You speak with facts and they spew lies with no support. Case in point: CDC said that literally 96% of all cases had underlying factors.

If the left’s attacks and silencing on Trump and the conservatives weren’t incessant and full of blasphemous, racist rhetoric, real people with the ability to rationalize and think for themselves might actually believe some of the stuff they spew. The more they flail their arms and name call, ever resorting to anger and violence, the more our side is bolstered. We need not cast our pearls to swine. God will not be mocked. Their day will come.

Masked 2020

NakedDon's isnt making it any better..........Protesters waves a flag featuring US President Donald Trump during a demonstration called by far-right and COVID-19 deniers to protest against restrictions related to the new coronavirus pandemic, on August 29, 2020 in Berlin. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP) (Photo by JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP via Getty Images) JOHN MACDOUGALL Photos of the protest, which was organized and promoted by far-right groups and outlets, show many attendees representing far-right conspiracy theory QAnon. Believers of the unfounded theory believe that President Trump is trying to expose a group of pedophile globalists and celebrities who are involved in sex trafficking have been covertly running the U.S. and influencing world issues. QAnon followers do not consider Trump, who has been heavily accused of sexual assault and rape, to be involved in this ring. They also believe that many of the world's events and issues, including John F. Kennedy's assassination and ISIS, are tied back to the "deep-state" of celebrities. BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 29: A man wearing a right-wing t-shirt and a couple wearing QAnon shirts face off against riot police on Unter den Linden avenue during protests against coronavirus-related restrictions and government policy on August 29, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Tens of thousands of people from a wide spectrum, including coronavirus skeptics, conspiracy enthusiasts, hippies, right-wing extremists, religious conservatives and others converged on Berlin to attend the protests. City authorities had banned the protests, citing the flouting of social distancing by participants in a similar march that drew at least 17,000 people a few weeks ago, but a court overturned the ban. / GETTY IMAGES More than 3,000 officers were deployed to help maintain the demonstration after anti-restriction and far-right supporters took to social media to call on people to arm themselves and take part in the protest. The protest was organized and promoted by far-right groups and outlets, including the Islamophobic political party Alternative for Germany (AfD) and Compact Magazine, which was removed from Facebook and Instagram on Friday. Compact has called the demonstration a "freedom movement" and has described the coronavirus restrictions in the country as part of a "dictatorship."

Zeppo

Your posting wasn't long enough. Surely you can do better than that?

Overtheline

Death toll horrible. But not attributable to one person or party (maybe China). It’s a worldwide pandemic in case you have not noticed. Add up the EU numbers...similar to US.

Here’s a number for you 675,000 Americans died of the Spanish flu at a time when the US population was less than a third of what it is today.......Equates to about 2 million deaths today, dwarfs or current number. Our humanity is just fine, how many more dead if slow Joe was Prez and had not shut down the Chinese influx of the disease?

The Independent Voter

Overtheline, the use of mathematics and common sense may be too much for our more progressive friends here. But *I* appreciate the context and history lesson.

casones

mathematics? Let's see 1+1= 2 2+2=4 4+4 =8 675,000=2,000,000 What common sense do you have? Here is context. Largest deficit in history. Highest unemployment in history. Most bankruptcies in history. Most evictions in history. Most business closures in history. Most coronavirus cases in one country in history. Most coronavirus deaths in one country in history. Your King has secured his place in history. Wished I would still be alive 30 years from now to see the new textbooks used in history class.

casones

Add up the entire EU? Yeah let's add up 17 countries to make it comparable to the U.S.! Not attributable to one person or party? Every single country which has contained this virus, did it under the leadership of their country's leader--Every single country was led by their leader. so, either King Trump is the leader of the United States or he is not the leader of the United States. You cannot have it both ways. Yet, you conservatives can place blame on governors or mayors in individual states without placing blame on the President of the United States! So, there we have it. I guess to conservatives Trump is the President without any of the responsibilities of being president. I guess "The buck does not stop here". Also have you been attending school in person since March? Because you should have been taking math. When, in any legitimate mathematical conclusion does 675,000 equate to 2,000,000? Equate-

" the same as or equivalent to another." Those numbers are not the same or equivalent.

casones

Your King shut down the Chinese influx? Really? When exactly? Because, I mean didn't the virus get here? In February? Has this all been a hoax? Did the virus not arrive here? So exactly what did your king do to stop the Chinese influx? Come on what did your King do? Here's your king in February, "It's one person from China. One person from China. We'll take care of it" So your king admitted one person came here from China with the virus, so I ask again, "What did your king to stop the Chinese influx?" Anyone over the age of three knows your king did not shut down the Chinese influx.

Masked 2020

that's sad......I was hoping that after all the deaths yesterday... the number of folks in ICU with Covid would be less...but its up a few.....Do your part......Slow the Spread....Vote early for Biden-Harris 2020

oopsthereitis

Vote early and get Biden-Harris out of the basement........where if they win the US will be for the next 4 years.

Moardeeb

More Americans have died this year from the coronavirus than died in World War I.  And more than double the number of Americans who died in the Vietnam War. 182,000. There's a word for that massive loss of life: unacceptable. The majority of Republicans, 63% say it's ok they died. Only 10% of Democrats. Republicans, what has happened to your himanity? You were enraged when 3,000 Americans died on 9/11. When did you lose your compassion for your fellow Americans?

The Independent Voter

You know, I agree with the sentiments of those who think these comment sections should be eliminated. Dweeb pushes me to take this stance. This blatant copy and paste, repetitive in nature, does much to devalue any worth the comments section may have. Worse yet is the idea that Dweeb may think the old copy and paste may make any difference at all in how people view the election, the candidates or participants here, both liberal and conservative.

Moardeeb

Copy and paste is a good way to present facts not cult talking points. How about this one? The Trump Death Clock started as a website, and was later presented in billboard form in Times Square displaying the theoretically claimed number of deaths attributable to President Donald Trump's inaction during the COVID-19 pandemic. The clock was created by Eugene Jarecki.The billboard is on Broadway and West 43rd Street in Manhattan, New York City. The counter is based on the claim that had measures been implemented one week earlier, 60% of American COVID-19 deaths would have been avoided."

The Independent Voter

Nobody reads your cr@p, Dweeb.

Veritas

And if you and your people cut and pasted facts then there wouldn’t be an issue, but alas you know that because your intent is to spread hate and discontent, not to make intelligent comments.

proto

Seven repetitions make us remember almost anything. And it takes many many more repetitions to unlearn something wrong or untrue.

Zeppo

Just ignore Dweeb. Everyone else should.......but he should still be allowed to post.

casones

You know, I agree with the sentiments of those who think these comment sections should be eliminated. You can stop anytime. For god's sake do us all a favor.

Vico17

calsones: you're not even self-aware.

Veritas

If you really feel that way then you, your alter ego, and the other leftist instigators should do the right thing and quit on your own. You people are the reasons these TBC comment forums should end.

Zeppo

Just ignore him/it.

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