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Kern Public Health: 896 new coronavirus cases, 4 new deaths reported Thursday

Kern County Public Health reported 896 new coronavirus cases and four deaths Thursday.

That brings the total number of cases reported in Kern County residents to 167,686, with 1,922 total deaths.

According to the state, 151 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern County as of Wednesday, the most recent figure available, seven more than Tuesday's report. The state data indicated 32 patients were hospitalized in intensive care units, one fewer than Tuesday's reported figure.

Since Jan. 21, 88.96 percent of all cases have been reported in unvaccinated individuals and 91.38 percent of all hospitalizations have occurred among the unvaccinated.

Broken down by age, 27,063 people under the age of 18 have contracted COVID-19, followed by 97,777 people aged 18 to 49, 28,320 people aged 50 to 64 and 14,391 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.