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Kern Public Health: 220 new coronavirus cases, 4 deaths reported Tuesday

Kern County Public Health reported 220 new coronavirus cases and four deaths Tuesday.

That brings the total number of cases reported in Kern County residents to 161,760, with 1,901 total deaths.

According to the state, 111 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern County as of Monday, the most recent figure available, nine fewer than the previous report. The state data indicated 27 patients were hospitalized in intensive care units, two fewer than Sunday's reported figure.

Since Jan. 21, 90.49 percent of all cases have been reported in unvaccinated individuals and 91.63 percent of all hospitalizations have occurred among the unvaccinated.

Broken down by age, 26,185 people under the age of 18 have contracted COVID-19, followed by 93,961 people aged 18 to 49, 27,458 people aged 50 to 64 and 14,024 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.