Disease is likely spreading, Department of Public Health says

There are now 12 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Kern County and the disease is probably spreading.

"It is likely community transmission is now occurring," Kern County Department of Public Health spokesman Michelle Corson said Monday morning.

There were 11 cases when she spoke at 10 a.m.  The 12th cases was announced at 1 p.m

Ten of the cases are in Bakersfield, and one is in the west county, the DPH said. More specific locations were not disclosed.

The region of latest case was not released

All of the people are  being monitored and recovering in isolation at home, Corson said.

Three cases in the county were reported on by Friday and two more tests were confirmed over the weekend.

In addition, one visitor from out of the county has also tested positive.
There are still 292 tests pending and 185 tests have come back negative, according to the DPH website.