There were 91 new cases in Monterey County, for a total of 13,280. There were eight new hospitalizations, and no new deaths reported. Nationwide, cases were up by 2%, adding 186,900 to the tally of 11,574,600. Deaths at 2,143 were at near record levels. In California, cases rose significantly. They were up by 11,111 to 1.064 million, while deaths rose by 95 (more than double the day before) to 18,412. Hospital beds are becoming full in many communities and health officials are alarmed at how quickly this second wave is spreading. Getting the flu and COVID-19 at the same time could literally be the kiss of death.