There were 50 new coronavirus cases in Monterey County, with total cases now at 11,956. There were eight new hospitalizations and two new deaths reported. Nationwide, the seven day average of new cases rose to 85,353, more than double the figure just a month ago. In person voting is expected to increase cases going forward. Data from Johns Hopkins University shows that only five states (Alabama, Hawaii, Louisiana, Tennessee and Vermont) are trending in the right direction, while 36 states are reporting an increase in cases over the prior week.