There were 112 new coronavirus cases reported in Monterey County today, more than double the 43 new COVID-19 cases announced yesterday. This brings the total to 41,787, with two new deaths reported. Nationally, the numbers are better. There were only 71,784 new cases reported, for a cume total of 27.9 million cases. There were 2,463 deaths, for a total of 494,051. In California, there were 8,158 new cases for a total of 3.5 million, with 412 new deaths. That makes for a grand total of 48,421 deaths in our state. On a positive note, California’s positivity rate had dropped dramatically, from 11% a month ago to just 3.5%. Hospitalizations in our state have also dropped significantly, going down 38% over the past two weeks.