Less than 10 percent test positive, and 96 percent of the positive tests percent have either recovered or are recovering at home
Less than 10 percent of the people tested for COVID-19 in Kern County in the past two months have tested positive.
Kern County Chief Administrative Officer Ryan Alsop tweeted out some figures Tuesday morning to put some perspective on the county's coronavirus statistics.
Here is some of Alsop's information:
•There have been 14,181 tests administered in Kern County as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, with 10,582 or (75 percent) residents testing negative, 1,316 residents and 10 nonresidents (9 percent) testing positive, and 2,283 (16 percent) of the results still pending.
•Of the 1,316 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kern County, 456 are recovering at home and 806 have fully recovered. Combined, that is 96 percent of the total positive tests.
•That means 96 percent of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 are either fully recovered or recovering at home. There are 37 people in the hospital (3 percent) and just over one percent (17) of the people with COVID-19 have died.