UPDATE 8/5 10AM- Kern County has updated the new reported cases in Kern County this morning with 205 new cases and 1 more death reported. Kern County remains on the California Watch List. Being on the state watch list means the closing of the indoor operations of all fitness centers, places of worship, offices for non-critical sectors, personal care services, hair salons and barbershops, and malls.
Kern County’s latest COVID-19 totals show 21,433 cases with 6,009 recoveries. 258 patients are isolated in local hospitals and 152 deaths have been attributed to the disease.
Statewide the latest updates show 527,088 infections with 9,709 deaths according to the LA Times.
Health officials also reminded residents that they should follow certain safety guidelines such as:
Wash hands with soap and water often.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Follow package instructions for
Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay away from work, school or other people if you become sick.
Those 65 and older or other high risk groups should self-isolate.