There were 311 new COVID-19 cases announced for Monterey County, bringing the total up to 34,072 with no new hospitalizations and 1 new death for a total of 248. Nationwide, new cases were up 229,712 (+1%) and deaths almost doubled from yesterday’s count of 2,048 to 3,662. In California, new cases were up 41,911 to 2.828 million, while deaths rose by 589 to 30,561. Please stay home as much as possible. Stay safe.