Kings County reports 84% increase in weekly COVID cases


KINGS COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — The Kings County Department of Public Health is reporting Friday a sharp rise in weekly COVID-19 cases.

The 84% increase in weekly cases comes after the county dropped to an average of 26 weekly cases in May and June.

Kings County reports 112 new cases of COVID-19 last week and is projecting 300 new cases by the end of next week.

“With the emergence of new variants on a frequent basis, it’s extremely important that we use every
level of protection available to us moving forward,” said Edward Hill, Director of Kings County Department of Public Health.

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