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Kern Public Health: 398 new coronavirus cases, 1 death reported Tuesday

Kern County Public Health reported 398 new coronavirus cases and one new death Tuesday.

That brings the total number of cases reported in Kern County residents to 154,583, with 1,734 total deaths.

According to the state, 204 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern County as of Tuesday, three fewer than on Monday. The state data says 47 patients were hospitalized in intensive care units, three fewer than the previous report.

Since Jan. 21, 93.94 percent of all cases have been reported in unvaccinated individuals and 94.45 percent of all hospitalizations have occurred among the unvaccinated.

Broken down by age, 24,527 people under the age of 18 have contracted COVID-19, followed by 90,256 people aged 18 to 49, 26,304 people aged 50 to 64 and 13,374 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.

Coronavirus Cases widget

  • 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