There were 1,096 new COVID-19 cases announced for Monterey County, bringing the total up to 30,521 with 12 new deaths for a total of 232.  860 of the cases are in the Monterey County jail.  Only one-third of those hospitalized are over 65 years old.  This virus truly is hitting the entire population.  Hispanics in Salinas are hit the hardest.  Of the cases reported so far, 73% are Latino or Hispanic.  Nationwide, there were nearly 300K cases which brought the cume total to 21.8 million, while deaths rose by almost 4K to 367,046.  In California, new cases were over 50K (+2%) while deaths soared by 2% (+565) to 28,642.  These numbers are terrible, please stay home and stay safe.

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