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Kern Public Health reports 1 new coronavirus death, 51, new cases Friday

Kern County Public Health Services reported one new confirmed coronavirus death and 51 new cases Friday.

That brings the number of deaths since the pandemic began to 1,408, and the cases to 111,111.

Public Health reports that 40,599 people have recovered from the illness, and 68,220 people are presumed to have recovered.

This is the age breakdown of the positive cases: 13,657 people age 17 and under; 66,967 ages 18 to 49; 20,137 people ages 50 to 64; and 10,226 people ages 65 and older.

The state reports that 22 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern, and 10 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.