Latest COVID-19 facts

Latest COVID-19 factsEditors Note: due to a typographical error in last weeks local COVID report, positivity rate stated was incorrect. 93% should have been 9.3% a positivity rate of 1.2%.


Kern County Public Health – There are 1,911 newly reported confirmed cases in Kern County (this represents a 4-day period as we do not update the dashboard on weekends or holidays), bringing our total confirmed cases to date to 128,770.

There are 3 new deaths being reported today and a total of 1,485 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The 14-day case rate is 41.44 per 100,000.

As of September 6, 743,126 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Kern County residents.  348,068 or 46.2% of Kern’s eligible population have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

As of today, Kern County has 329 COVID-19 related hospitalizations and 71 are in the ICU.

We continue to see first dose administration rates increase in Kern County. In the most recent three weeks there has been a 16.4% increase in first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines administered.

Story First Published: 2021-09-10