There were 68 new coronavirus cases reported in Monterey County, with total cases now at 12,769. There was one new death reported today. Nationwide, hospitalizations hit a new high, with more than 68,500. There were a whopping 181,194 new cases and almost 1,400 deaths. In California, there were 7,484 new cases for a total of 1.020 million, with 58 new deaths for a total of 18,218. Health experts expect a big surge after Thanksgiving, when many families likely won’t heed the advice to hunker down.