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Kern Public Health: 768 new coronavirus cases, 0 deaths reported Wednesday

Kern County Public Health reported 768 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths Wednesday.

That brings the total number of cases reported in Kern County residents to 234,269, with 2,107 total deaths.

According to the state, 123 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern County as of Tuesday, the most recent figure available, three more than Monday's report. The state data indicated 26 patients were hospitalized in intensive care units, one less than Monday's reported figure.

Since Jan. 21, 80.11 percent of all cases have been reported in unvaccinated individuals and 86.67 percent of all hospitalizations have occurred among the unvaccinated.

Broken down by age, 44,195 people under the age of 18 have contracted COVID-19, followed by 133,472 people aged 18 to 49, 37,619 people aged 50 to 64 and 18,691 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.