PRESS RELEASE FROM KERN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH
CONTACT: Michelle Corson, Public Relations Officer
(661) 868-0288 or (661) 304-7766
March 27, 2020
Kern County, CA – Kern County Public Health Services Department has received confirmation of the first COVID-19 related death in a Kern County resident. There have been 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kern County residents and one in a non-resident.
“We offer our deepest condolences to the family and are saddened by this,” says Matt Constantine, Director of Kern County Public Health Services. “This is a tragic reminder of how serious COVID-19 can be and we encourage all residents to stay at home and practice social distancing when going out for essential services.”