The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported three new coronavirus deaths and 288 new cases Tuesday morning.

That brings the total deaths since the pandemic began to 786. There have been 102,137 cases.

Public Health reports that 36,414 people have recovered from their illness, and 55,272 people are presumed to have recovered.

This is the age breakdown of the positive cases: 12,259 up to age 17; 61,684 people ages 18 to 49; 18,595 people ages 50 to 64; 9,533 people ages 65 and older.

The state reports that 170 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern, and 50 of those are in intensive care units.

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.