Kern Public Health: 1,904 new coronavirus cases, five new deaths Thursday

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Sep. 22—Kern County Public Health reported 1,904 new coronavirus cases and five new deaths Thursday.

Thursday's cases brings the total number reported in Kern County residents to 286,398 with 2,540 total deaths.

According to the state, 44 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern County as of Wednesday, the most recent figure available, which is three more than Tuesday's reported figure. The state data indicated 12 patients were hospitalized in intensive care units as of Wednesday, which is five more than Tuesday's figure.

Since Jan. 21, 72.25 percent of all cases have been reported in unvaccinated individuals and 83.19 percent of all hospitalizations have occurred among the unvaccinated.

Broken down by age, 53,440 people under the age of 18 have contracted COVID-19, followed by 162,300 people aged 18 to 49, 46,303 people aged 50 to 64 and 23,950 people 65 and older.

The public can find more data on Kern County Public Health Services' COVID-19 dashboard at https://kernpublichealth.com/covid-19_dashboard.

The health department is reminding residents they 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 5 or older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.