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Kern Public Health reports 1 new coronavirus death, 24 new cases Friday

Kern County Public Health Services reported one new coronavirus death and 24 new confirmed cases Friday.

That brings the county's count of deaths to 1,402. There have been 110,734 cases.

Public Health reports that 40,244 people have recovered from the illness, and 68,157 people are presumed to have recovered.

This is the age breakdown of the positive cases: 13,593 people age 17 and under; 66,761 ages 18 to 49; 20,078 people ages 50 to 64; and 10,209 people ages 65 and older.

The state reports that 24 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern, and seven of those are in intensive care.

The public can find more data on the Kern County Public Health COVID-19 dashboard at

The health department is reminding residents that you 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 vaccine.

Coronavirus Cases widget

  • Positive Cases Among Kern Residents: 158,009

  • Deaths: 1,814

  • Recovered and Presumed Recovered Residents: 150,579 

  • Percentage of all cases that are unvaccinated: 92.04

  • Percentage of all hospitalizations that are unvaccinated: 92.61