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Kern Public Health: 946 new COVID cases, 4 new deaths, reported from weekend

Kern County Public Health reported 946 new coronavirus cases and four new deaths from the weekend on Monday.

That brings the total number of cases reported in Kern County to 147,294, with 1,652 total deaths.

As of Saturday, there were 219 COVID-related hospitalizations in Kern, 11 fewer than the day before. Local intensive care units held 75 patients on Saturday, a decrease of four from Friday.

Since Jan. 21, 96.6 percent of all cases have been reported in unvaccinated people, along with 97.2 percent of hospitalizations.

Broken down by age, 22,619 children younger than 18 have contracted COVID-19, followed by 86,667 people aged 18 to 49, 25,183 people aged 50 to 64 and 12,712 people 65 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 12 or older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.