There were 303 new cases of COVID-19 announced for Monterey Count, for a cume total of 36,126. There were five new deaths. Nationwide, there were 1,972 new cases for a total of 400,810. This is almost as many (409K) Americans who died in 2019 from Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, the flu, pneumonia and strokes combined. In California, there were 28K new cases for a total of 3.050 million, while deaths rose by 303 to 33,945. These numbers are heart wrenching, please stay home and stay safe.