There were 205 more coronavirus cases reported yesterday in Monterey County, bringing the total up to 28,064 with three new deaths.  Hospitals are overwhelmed, with Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital reporting its ICU is now full.  CHOMP is close to being full.  ”Our staff has been caring for COVID-19 patients for 10 months, and some of our ICU nurses who have been at our hospital for 30 years-plus have seen more deaths this past year than at any time in their careers,” Pete Delgado, CEO of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, told the Carmel Pine Cone. Nationwide, the number of cases jumped past 20 million.  It took 292 days to hit 10 million cases and just 54 days for that number to double.  Deaths rose by almost 3K to 347,248.  In California, the outlook is bleak.  New cases were up 2% (+43,526) while deaths rose 2% (+536) to 25,979.  Please stay home and stay safe!

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