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Kern Public Health: 199 new coronavirus cases, 0 deaths Friday

Kern County Public Health reported 199 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths Friday.

That brings the total number of cases reported in Kern County residents to 240,904, with 2,182 total deaths.

According to the state, 71 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern County as of Thursday, the most recent figure available, three fewer than the 74 reported a day earlier. The state data indicated 13 patients were hospitalized in intensive care units, two more than Thursday's reported figure.

Since Jan. 21, 79.43 percent of all cases have been reported in unvaccinated individuals and 85.32 percent of all hospitalizations have occurred among the unvaccinated.

Broken down by age, 45,947 people under the age of 18 have contracted COVID-19, followed by 136,977 people aged 18 to 49, 38,492 people aged 50 to 64 and 19,170 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.