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Public Health: 162 new coronavirus cases, 1 new death reported Wednesday

Kern County Public Health Services reported 162 new confirmed coronavirus cases and one new death Wednesday. 

The numbers had last been updated Friday, as the county is now issuing numbers three times a week, but Monday was a holiday.

The new numbers bring the county's case count since the pandemic began to 111,273, and the number of deaths to 1,409.

Public Health reports that 40,642 people have recovered from the illness, and 68,300 people are presumed to have recovered.

This is the age breakdown of the positive cases: 13,677 people age 17 and under; 67,108 ages 18 to 49; 20,166 people ages 50 to 64; and 10,228 people ages 65 and older.

The state reports that 25 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 https://kernpublichealth.com/covid-19_dashboard/.

The health department is reminding residents that you can find testing locations by going to kernpublichealth.com, clicking on the COVID-19 button and looking for “find a testing site near you."

The public can go to https://kernpublichealth.com/coronavirus-vaccine/ for current vaccination information. Kern County Public Health Services reminds residents that anyone age 12 or older is eligible for the vaccine.