11 cases confirmed of the Coronavirus in Bakersfield.
As of today Kern County Health Officials have confirmed eleven cases( people ) have tested positive for the coronavirus, Kern County Public Health officials announced Monday on a press conference . .
"It is likely community transmission is now occurring in Kern County," said Michelle Corson, spokeswoman for Kern County Public Health.
Ten cases are in Bakersfield, health officials said and one is in the area of the county west of Bakersfield.
The public health department released a map of cases by ZIP code. In Bakersfield, eight cases are in the area of ZIP codes 93309, 93311, 93312, 93313 and 93314; two cases are in the area of ZIP codes 93301, 93304, 93305, 93306, 93307, 93308, 93241 and 93203; and one case is in an area of the valley west of Bakersfield.
Edwards Air Force Base reported a confirmed case Saturday but it does not appear to be part of the countywide tally. The person does not reside on Edwards Air Force Base and was quarantined at an off-base residence after showing signs during a vacation, a news release from the military base said. A base official on Monday referred further questions to Los Angeles County public health officials.
Testing has recently become more widely available in Kern and some 300 tests are awaiting results as of Monday.