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Kern Public Health: 157 new coronavirus cases, 7 deaths reported Thursday

Kern County Public Health reported 157 new coronavirus cases and 7 new deaths Thursday.

That brings the total number of cases reported in Kern County residents to 159,493, with 1,862 total deaths.

According to the state, 130 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern County as of Wednesday, the most recent figure available, 10 fewer than Tuesday's report. The state data indicated 33 patients were hospitalized in intensive care units, two more than Tuesday's reported figure.

Since Jan. 21, 91.79 percent of all cases have been reported in unvaccinated individuals and 92.41 percent of all hospitalizations have occurred among the unvaccinated.

Broken down by age, 25,635 people under the age of 18 have contracted COVID-19, followed by 92,816 people aged 18 to 49, 27,097 people aged 50 to 64 and 13,815 people 65 years old and older.

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

The health department is reminding residents they 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. Kern County Public Health Services reminds residents that anyone age 5 or older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.