There were 54 new coronavirus cases in Monterey County, with total cases now at 12,366. There were two new hospitalizations and no new deaths reported. Nationwide, cases were over 100K for the sixth day running. Worldwide, the number of cases soared to more than 50 million. In the U.S., the death count stands at 238,246. Thankfully, Pfizer is coming out with a vaccine which may be 90% effective at preventing COVID-19. Sadly, many people in polls have said they will not get the vaccine. In California, there were more than 7,600 new cases, bringing the cume total up to 982,298. Deaths were modest at 13, for a total of 17,980.