There were 61 new cases reported in Monterey County for a total of 43,613, with two new fatalities. Nationwide, the number of new cases rose by 33,778 to 32.8 million, while deaths rose by 686 to 582,362. In California, there were 1,592 new cases for a total of 3.8 million, while deaths rose by 31 to 62,362. Although almost half of the country has been vaccinated, the number of new cases is still disturbing. Please stay home as much as possible and stay safe.