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Kern Public Health: 313 new coronavirus cases, 7 deaths reported Wednesday

Kern County Public Health reported 313 new coronavirus cases and seven new deaths Tuesday.

That brings the total number of cases reported in Kern County residents to 154,896, with 1,741 total deaths.

According to the state, 197 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern County as of Tuesday, seven fewer than on Tuesday. The state data says 45 patients were hospitalized in intensive care units, two fewer than the previous report.

Since Jan. 21, 93.86 percent of all cases have been reported in unvaccinated individuals and 94.16 percent of all hospitalizations have occurred among the unvaccinated.

Broken down by age, 24,604 people under the age of 18 have contracted COVID-19, followed by 90,400 people aged 18 to 49, 26,362 people aged 50 to 64 and 13,409 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.

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  • Positive Cases Among Kern Residents: 158,270

  • Deaths: 1,828

  • Recovered and Presumed Recovered Residents: 150,950 

  • Percentage of all cases that are unvaccinated: 92.04

  • Percentage of all hospitalizations that are unvaccinated: 92.62 Updated: 12/3/2021.

  • Source: Kern County Public Health Services Department