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Kern Public Health: 1,527 new coronavirus cases, 9 new deaths reported Friday

Kern County Public Health reported 1,527 new coronavirus cases and nine deaths Friday.

That brings the total number of cases reported in Kern County residents to 169,213, with 1,931 total deaths.

According to the state, 167 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern County as of Thursday, the most recent figure available, 16 more than Wednesday's report. The state data indicated 31 patients were hospitalized in intensive care units, one fewer than Wednesday's reported figure.

Since Jan. 21, 88.98 percent of all cases have been reported in unvaccinated individuals and 91.36 percent of all hospitalizations have occurred among the unvaccinated.

Broken down by age, 27,371 people under the age of 18 have contracted COVID-19, followed by 98,707 people aged 18 to 49, 28,532 people aged 50 to 64 and 14,468 people 65 years old and older.

The public can find more data on Kern County Public Health Services' COVID-19 dashboard at https://kernpublichealth.com/covid-19_dashboard/.

The health department is reminding residents they can find testing locations by going to kernpublichealth.com, clicking on the COVID-19 button and looking for “find a testing site near you."

The public can go to https://kernpublichealth.com/coronavirus-vaccine/ for current vaccination information. Kern County Public Health Services reminds residents that anyone age 5 or older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.