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Kern Public Health: 5 coronavirus deaths, 20 new cases reported Monday

Kern County Public Health Services reported five new coronavirus deaths and 20 new confirmed cases on Monday.

That brings the county's count of deaths since the pandemic began to 1,291, and cases to 106,480.

Public Health reports that 38,128 people have recovered from the illness, and 64,503 people are presumed to have recovered.

This is the age breakdown of the positive cases: 12,858 up to age 17; 64,209 ages 18 to 49; 19,415 people ages 50 to 64; and 9,926 people ages 65 and older.

The state reports that 50 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern, and 14 of those are in intensive care units.

The public can find more data on the Kern County Public Health COVID-19 dashboard at https://kernpublichealth.com/covid-19_dashboard/.

The health department is reminding residents that you 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 announced Monday that now anyone age 16 or older is eligible for the vaccine.