There were 256 new cases of coronavirus reported in Monterey County, bringing the total up to 16,602. There were ten new hospitalizations and two new deaths. Across the nation, there were 166K new cases, for a cume total of 14.925 million, while deaths rose by 1,100 to 283K. In California there were 25K new cases, for a total of 1.381 million, while deaths rose by 80 to 19,966. Please avoid travelling whenever possible!