There were 170 new COVID-19 cases announced for Monterey County, bringing the total up to 41,246 and two new deaths were reported. Nationwide, after three days straight with new cases totaling less than 100K, 105,600 were reported today. That makes a total of 27.393 million. Deaths rose by 1,541 to 476,516. In California, there were 7,603 new cases for a total of 3.463 million, while deaths rose by 378 to 41,276. Unfortunately, a new study by Lancet Commission said that 40% of deaths in the U.S. could have been prevented if we would have taken stronger measures to combat it. Please stay home and stay safe.