There were only 32 new cases reported over the past two days in Monterey County, with no new fatalities during the same time-frame. In the U.S., about 43% of the population has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose (according to the CDC), with more than 29% of Americans fully vaccinated. New cases rose by 58,730 for a total of 32.316 million, while there were 840 new deaths, for a total of 574,791. Governor Gavin Newsome said the COVID-19 case rate is now the lowest in the country, with just 4.7 positive castes per 100K residents. In our state, there were 1,732 new cases for a total of 3.740 million, while deaths rose by 96 for a cume total of 61,661.