There were 72 new coronavirus cases reported in Monterey County, with total cases now at 12,366.  There were no new hospitalizations or deaths.  Nationwide, the numbers are bleak.  There were roughly 150K new cases reported, bringing the total up to 10.559 million.  Deaths were up by 1,431 for a total of 242,196.  In California, we are now the second state (after Texas) to tally more than 1 million cases, and the outbreak in Los Angeles is getting alarming.  We had nearly 5K new cases in the state and 46 new deaths.  With hospitals packed in many areas, health officials are clearly getting nervous about the pace of hospitalizations and deaths.

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