There were 74 new cases in Monterey County, a fraction of the whopping 265 new cases reported yesterday, for a total of 13,110. There were six new hospitalizations, and no new deaths reported. Nationwide, cases were up by 150K for a total of 11.2 million while deaths rose by 644 to 246,421. In California, cases rose significantly. They were up by 12,243 to 1.041 million, while deaths rose by 18 to 18,277. Although we won’t get the freezing cold weather that is fueling outbreaks across the Midwest and Eastern Seaboard, we must use extreme caution so that this virus does not spread rapidly. Think about taking a year off from celebrating Thanksgiving with your extended family. It could literally save lives.