The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 719 new COVID-19 cases Sunday morning.

That brings the total case count in Kern to 8,457. A total of 4,736 of those individuals have recovered from the virus.

The number of deaths remains at 105.

Kern County officials had warned Thursday that the public should expect COVID-19 numbers to rise significantly as more people seek tests. Some testing sites were seeing a fourfold increase in testing.

This is the age breakdown of the positive cases: 916 people up to age 17; 5,159 people ages 18 to 49; 1,548 people ages 50-64; 824 people ages 65 and older.

According to state data, there are 252 COVID-19 patients being treated in Kern County hospitals, 72 of which are reportedly in intensive care. Those numbers were last updated Friday.

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Masked 2020

A lot of HumanWoodToBurn still.............DR. MICHAEL OSTERHOLM: Well, to put in perspective, again, look at where we've been. We've probably infected between 7 or 8 percent of the U.S. population to date. That's it. For all the pain, suffering, death, economic disruption, that's it. As we've talked about on this very show, it won't -- this virus won't slow down, even, let alone stop transmission until we get to 50 or 60 percent. To put that into some kind of perspective, Chuck, if we had 65,000 to 70,000 cases a day for the next 365 days, it would just begin to get us to that level. So we have a lot of human wood to burn in this coronavirus forest fire, and, you know, we may see ups and downs in communities where people do take more concern for a moment, because of the severe problems, but I think it's not only likely we're going to see much more than 100,000, but I don’t think people understand that if we don't change our ways, we are in for the next year of those very kinds of numbers.

Masked 2020

Tracking the coronavirus in Kern County

By Los Angeles Times Staff

Updated July 19, 1:03 p.m. Pacific

8,447

confirmed cases

+719 today

+495 yesterday

105

deaths

None yet today

None yesterday

4,736

recoveries

+17 today

+76 yesterday

Benchmarks to watch

Over the past two weeks, Kern County has recorded 2,598 new cases, failing the standard for disease transmission.

The number of hospitalizations has been steady. There are now 277 patients with a confirmed or suspected case.

The county’s hospital capacity is within state standards. Less than 80% of ICU beds are occupied and at least 75% of ventilators are available.

The latest trends

The Kern County Public Health Services Department announces new cases and deaths each day, though bottlenecks in testing and reporting lags can introduce delays.

Experts say the true number of people infected is unknown and likely much higher than official tallies.

Cases

Boris25

And the death rate continues to fall, now .0124 or 1.24%

casones

HEY BORIS TRUMP! NOTHING IS FALLING! MR TRUMP WANNABE STATES ARE RECORDING RECORD DAILY DEATHS. OR DON'T YOU READ YOUR BRIEFINGS? HAHA. PEOPLE ARE STILL DYING! TOMORROW, NEXT WEEK, NEXT MONTH, PEOPLE WILL STILL BE DYING THANKS TO TRUMP! WHAT DOES THE DEATH RATE HAVE TO DO WITH PEOPLE DYING DAILY NEEDLESSLY? TYPICAL TRUMP CHRONY! RED WORLD PLANET OF THE APES MENTALITY! THE VIRUS HAS NOT DISAPPEARED! IT IS STILL SPREADING. A MORON LIKE YOU WILL STILL BE PREACHING A 1.24% DEATH RATE IN DECEMBER AFTER 250,000 ARE DEAD! JESUS! "WE HAVE SAVED MILLIONS OF LIVES" THE NUMBERS ARE NOT FINAL! THEY ARE INCREASING DAILY! LOLOL ONLY 1.24% ARE DYING! 1.24%! HECK WITH THE DEAD! IT'S THEIR FAULT THEY WERE IN THAT 1.24% RANGE. STUPID LOSERS DYING IN THE 1.24% CATEGORY. LONG LIVE THE 98.76% WHO LIVED! WE CAN AFFORD IT. 350 MILLION AMERICANS. 1.24% EQUATES TO 4,340,000 DEAD! THAT'S AN ACCEPTABLE NUMBER TO THIS APE BECAUSE THE DEATH RATE IS ONLY 1.24%! RIDICULOUS!

Veritas

277 confirmed and suspected hospitalized? They should only be reporting the confirmed. See, this is the kind of Info manipulation that should not be allowed. No wonder the yuckster and the leftist wonder kids are so scared...

casones

GIVE ME THE NUMBERS EXACTLY! I DEMAND PERFECT INFORMATION! NO ESTIMATES! NO SUSPICIONS! THE RED STATE DEMANDS CONFIRMATION! THE RED STATE DEMANDS CORROBORATION! THE RED STATE LIVES IN FEAR OF NOTHING! ONLY THE BLUE ARE YELLOW. ONLY THE BLUE ARE DYING. THE RED STATE KNOWS THIS WILL MAGICALLY DISAPPEAR. THE RED STATE KNOWS TRUMP WILL EVENTUALLY BE RIGHT! THE RED STATE ARE SO BRAVE. ONLY THE BLUE HIDING UNDER BEDS. THE RED'S CIVIL RIGHTS ARE VIOLATED BY MASK ORDERS! FUNNY THING IS THE RED UNION IS DIVIDING. MCCONNEL IS SEEING CASES RISE AND PROCLAIMS WEAR A MASK. THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION NOW DISCUSSING OPTIONS TO INSIDE. PUSSIES! G-7 CANCELLED! STUPID WORLD LEADERS EXCEPT FOR TRUMP! RED STATE LEADERSHIP IN EVERY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY HAS MADE US THE WORLD WIDE LEADER IN CASES AND DEATHS. RED STATE LEADERSHIP HAS CREATED HIGHEST DEFICIT, UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNINSURED IN HISTORY! RED STATE LEADERSHIP HAS CREATED MOST BANKRUPTCIES IN HISTORY. LAW AND ORDER PRESIDENT HAD THE LARGEST MASS SHOOTING UNDER HIS WATCH IN VEGAS WHICH MAKES HISTORY. MOST EVICTIONS IN HISTORY ARE COMING. IT'S OKAY, TRUMP IS A PRO AT BLACK EVICTIONS. RED STATE LEADERSHIP HAS ENDORSED RUSSIAN BOUNTIES! RED STATE LEADERSHIP WANTS JAIL TIME FOR KNOCKING OVER A STATUE. RED STATE LEADERSHIP NEEDS TWO HANDS FOR A GLASS OF WATER AND A SHOULDER TO WALK DOWN A RAMP.

Gene Pool Chlorinator

@Cajones,

You really need to get back on whatever meds you were taking.

I love the ALL CAPS you use- it's indicative of the smallest kid in the class crying to be picked for the football team "PICK ME COACH! PICK ME!".

You're no Rudy Ruettiger...

P.S. When does MrKnowNothingAtAll get to come back out to play??? :)

Gene Pool Chlorinator

@Yorkies: Seriously, why do you continue doing this? It really serves no purpose, doesn't drive the conversation forward and it's basically a waste of TBC bandwidth.

My friend's eight year old can Google and copy and paste just like you do- I bet that makes you proud...

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