There was only one new cases of coronavirus reported in Monterey County today, bringing the total to 42,935 cases, with no new deaths reported.  CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told reporters that she felt a sense of impending doom after watching the steady rise of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. despite all of the vaccinations being done.  In Europe, the situation is even worse.  French President Emmanuel Macron announced a three-week nationwide school closure and a one-month ban on domestic travel.  Paris hospital officials said they are going to have to start refusing patients for lack of space.  Nationwide, there were 62,045 new cases for a cume total of 30.362 million, while deaths rose by 1,047 to 551,077.  In California, signs of a third wave have not yet appeared, however, experts point out that California has been slower to reopen than other states.  However, because of the state’s size, the number of new cases logged here per capita ranks in the top 10 by state across the entire nation.  There were 2,331 new cases reported in the Golden State, bringing the cume total to 3.667 million, while deaths rose by 127 to 59,138.  Pease stay home and stay safe as much as possible.

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