There were 55 new coronavirus cases reported in Monterey County today, bringing the total to 42,316 cases. There was one more new fatality reported, bringing the total to 329. Nationally, the number of cases were up by 56,672 for a total of 28.7 million and deaths rose by 1,425 to 515K. Thankfully, new federal data shows that the number of COVID-19 cases dropped by 89% from December through the second week of February. In California, we now have 3.574 million cases and 52,548 deaths.