Taft COVID-19 cases increase to 1,222

Staff Writer
Taft Midway Driller
Taft Midway Driller

Taft's COVID-19 count grew to 1,222 total patients on Monday, an increase of more than 100 in the past week and 44 over the weekend, according to Kern County Health Department figures.

The 93268 zip code had 1,178 on Friday.

Maricopa has 67 total cases, an increase of one since Friday, the Fellows-Derby Acres are saw three new cases over the weekend and now has 19 and McKittrick still has 17.

Kern County added 896 new cases Monday to increase the county total to 79,728 since the pandemic began here in March

The county death toll stands at 542 and the California Department of Public Health reports 643 people are hospitalized in Kern County with the virus.