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Kern Public Health: 2,120 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths reported Wednesday

Kern County Public Health reported 2,120 new coronavirus cases and three new deaths Wednesday.

That brings the total number of cases reported in Kern County residents to 224,771, with 2,043 total deaths.

According to the state, 222 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern County as of Tuesday, the most recent figure available, 11 fewer than Monday's report. The state data indicated 43 patients were hospitalized in intensive care units, the same as Monday's reported figure.

Since Jan. 21, 80.46 percent of all cases have been reported in unvaccinated individuals and 89.31 percent of all hospitalizations have occurred among the unvaccinated.

Broken down by age, 41,673 people under the age of 18 have contracted COVID-19, followed by 128,711 people aged 18 to 49, 36,233 people aged 50 to 64 and 17,916 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.