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Kern Public Health: 144 new coronavirus cases reported Monday

The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 144 new coronavirus cases Monday.

That brings the total cases since the pandemic began to 100,434. There have been 687 virus-related deaths.

Public Health reports that 34,414 people have recovered from their illness, and 45,994 people are presumed to have recovered.

This is the age breakdown of the positive cases: 12,013 up to age 17; 60,739 people ages 18 to 49; 18,248 people ages 50 to 64; 9,366 people ages 65 and older.

The state reports that 187 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern, and 42 of those are in intensive care units. Those numbers were last updated Monday.

The public can find more data on the Kern County Public Health COVID-19 dashboard at

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

The public can go to for current vaccination information, including who falls into particular phases and tiers, and resources. All priority groups within Phase 1a of the COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule are now eligible to be vaccinated in Kern County, as are those age 65 and older.