The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 483 new coronavirus cases Friday morning.

That brings the total cases since the pandemic began to 99,580. There have been 677 virus-related deaths.

Public Health reports that 33,482 people have recovered from their illness, and 44,419 people are presumed to have recovered.

This is the age breakdown of the positive cases: 11,923 up to age 17; 60,225 people ages 18 to 49; 18,066 people ages 50 to 64; 9,287 people ages 65 and older.

The state reports that 255 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern, and 55 of those are in intensive care units. Those numbers were last updated Thursday.

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, including who falls into particular phases and tiers, and resources. All priority groups within Phase 1a of the COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule are now eligible to be vaccinated in Kern County, as are those age 65 and older.