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Kern Public Health reports 2 new coronavirus deaths, 28 new cases Saturday

Kern County Public Health Services reported two new coronavirus deaths and 28 new confirmed cases Saturday.

That brings Kern's deaths from the virus since the pandemic began to 1,404. There have been 110,762 cases.

Public Health reports that 40,329 people have recovered from the illness, and 68,128 people are presumed to have recovered.

This is the age breakdown of the positive cases: 13,598 people age 17 and under; 66,775 ages 18 to 49; 20,083 people ages 50 to 64; and 10,213 people ages 65 and older.

The state reports that 26 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.