There were 376 new COVID-19 cases announced for Monterey County, bringing the total up to 40,908 and two new deaths. Nationwide, the number of cases are going down. There were 92,739 new cases, for a total of 27.096 million. Deaths rose by 4,006 to 466,625. In California, there were a hefty 26,660 new cases for a total of 3.433 million, while deaths rose by 544 to 40,908. Please stay home and stay safe.