News Health: Kern County Public Health reported 1,147 new coronavirus cases and 10 new deaths Tuesday.
According to the state, 79 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kern County as of Monday, the most recent figure available, which is three more than Sunday’s reported figure. The state data indicated 10 patients were hospitalized in intensive care units as of Monday, which is three fewer than Sunday’s figure.
That brings the total number of cases reported in Kern County residents to 277,577 with 2,518 total deaths.
Since Jan. 21, 72.44 percent of all cases have been reported in unvaccinated individuals and 83.32 percent of all hospitalizations have occurred among the unvaccinated.