There were just 53 new cases of coronavirus reported in Monterey County today, bringing the total to 42,628 cases, with one new death reported. Moderna announced today that the first children have been vaccinated in their KidCOVE study, which is testing the effectiveness of the vaccine on children from 6 months of age to 11 years old. Moderna is running a separate trial on children 12-17. Currently, the drug company only allows the vaccine to be given to people 18 and older. Nationally, the numbers are not looking that good. There were 57,083 new cases, significantly higher than the 38,034 reported the day prior. That brings the grand total to 29.486 million and deaths rose by 1.114 to 535,997. In California, there were 2,554 new cases for a total of 3.626 million, while deaths rose by 75 to 55,621. The number of cases are still significant so please stay home and stay safe as much as possible.