Kern County Public Health announces 20 new COVID-19 confirmed cases

Kern County Public Health Services Department announced 20 new COVID-19 cases this afternoon, bringing the county total to 562.

There have been 7,797 tests of local residents completed, of which 4,087 have come back negative and 3,148 are pending, the department said.

Kern County Public Health Services continues to recommend the following protective measures:

  • Wash hands with soap and water often

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Follow label instructions for proper disinfecting.

  • 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 ill.