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Kern Public Health: 881 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths reported Tuesday

Kern County Public Health reported 881 new coronavirus cases and 3 new deaths Tuesday.

That brings the total number of cases reported in Kern County residents to 229,034, with 2,077 total deaths.

According to the state, 196 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern County as of Monday, the most recent figure available, two fewer than Sunday's report. The state data indicated 40 patients were hospitalized in intensive care units, one fewer than Sunday's reported figure.

Since Jan. 21, 80.15 percent of all cases have been reported in unvaccinated individuals and 87.95 percent of all hospitalizations have occurred among the unvaccinated.

Broken down by age, 42,823 people under the age of 18 have contracted COVID-19, followed by 130,806 people aged 18 to 49, 36,821 people aged 50 to 64 and 18,320 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.