No new cases on Westside

Kern County reported 12 additional deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, raising the death toll to 228.

An additional 228 new COVID-19 cases were also reported, raising the county total to 27,184 cases since the pandemic began five months ago.

The county said 248 were hospitalized as of Tuesday, 16,419 are recovering at home.

To date, 9,006 people have recovered from COVID-19 and 1,283 are presumed recovered.

No new cases were reported anywhere on the Westside, but Taft now has 90 recovered COVID-19 patients and 20 presumed recovered, leaving it with 400 total and 290 active cases.

The rest of the area was unchanged.