There were 79 new cases in Monterey County, a fraction of the whopping 265 new cases reported yesterday, for a total of 13,189. There were six new hospitalizations, and one new death reported. Nationwide, cases were up by 2%, adding 187,300 to the tally of 11,387,700. Deaths at 1,517 were more than double the 644 reported the day prior. In California, cases rose rapidly. They were up by 11,908 to 1.053 million, while deaths rose by 40 to 18,317.