There were 167 new coronavirus cases detected in Monterey County today, bringing the total to 17,546.  There was one new death reported.  I am hearing the nursing home outbreaks locally are accelerating.  About a quarter of the U.S. deaths from COVID-19 have been nursing home residents and caregivers.  One in five residents who contract coronavirus in a facility die from it.  Frankly, I thought this statistic would be higher.  Nationwide, there were a whopping 281K new cases, bringing the total to more than 16 million, while deaths jumped by 2,462 leaving the total at 296,824 to date.  In California, the numbers were equally depressing with 37,467 new cases bringing the total up to 1.534 million while deaths rose by 206 to 20,861.  These numbers just keep getting bigger, please obey the stay-at-home order unless you are an essential worker and don’t travel unless it is absolutely urgent.

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