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Covid-19 cases, deaths surge to new highs in Monterey County

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Thousands of new cases and dozens of deaths related to Covid-19 have been reported in Monterey County since the beginning of the new year, less than two weeks ago. According to California’s Covid-19 reporting system, last updated Jan. 12, Monterey County’s virus...

Monterey County reports nearly 4,000 new cases and 39 deaths from Covid-19 so far in 2021

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
MONTEREY COUNTY — Nearly 4,000 new cases and 39 deaths related to Covid-19 have been reported in Monterey County since the beginning of the new year. Just this week, an additional three deaths were added Friday, followed by nine on Thursday, four on Wednesday and...

Health officials plan for next Covid-19 vaccine distribution in Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County officials have already started planning the next phases of Covid-19 vaccine distribution and recipient prioritization after distributing the first round of vaccines last month. “Monterey County will have, to date, an allocation totaling 12,550 vaccines that includes both the Moderna...

Salinas Valley doctors, nurses get first round of Covid-19 vaccines

SALINAS VALLEY — Mee Memorial Healthcare System received its allocation of 500 doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on Dec. 22, with priority vaccinations of frontline workers beginning that same day. The vaccines were delivered to Mee Memorial Hospital in King City at 11:30 a.m....

Monterey County Environmental Health Bureau plans to enforce Covid-19 citations

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County’s Environmental Health Bureau has conducted 1,971 visits to area businesses since September, which resulted in 12 citations for violations of Covid-related health orders and one permit revocation. Ricardo Encarnacion, assistant bureau chief for the Environmental Health Bureau, made the announcement...

Soledad prison tackles Covid-19 outbreak as families protest over health concerns

SOLEDAD — A small group of about a dozen family members and activists protested Saturday outside the entrance of Salinas Valley State Prison and Correctional Training Facility in Soledad. Their goal was to raise awareness of the increasing Covid-19 infections and deaths inside the facilities,...

Monterey County begins Covid-19 vaccine rollout

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County last week received its initial supplies of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination, a total of 2,925 doses, and expects this week to receive its 4,700 doses of the Moderna vaccine.  Mee Memorial Healthcare System has been allocated 500 doses of the...

Monterey County attributes 3,300 new Covid-19 cases to backlog

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MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County added 3,304 confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Friday, the highest number of coronavirus cases reported in a single day so far. The massive increase, however, is being attributed to a backlog of cases. "Today's Covid-19 data refresh shows the highest single...

Correctional Training Facility reports massive Covid-19 outbreak among inmates

SOLEDAD — Correctional Training Facility (CTF) in Soledad has the most active cases of Covid-19 among those incarcerated throughout the entire California state prison system. As of Thursday, there are currently 773 inmates infected with the coronavirus at CTF, with 779 new cases reported in...

Covid-19, wildfires present challenges for Salinas Valley winery

SALINAS VALLEY — Standing in his vineyard as a brisk wind runs amuck with his curly, sandy-blonde hair, Denis Hoey reveals why the Salinas Valley region — known for its vast agriculture — should also be noted for fine winemaking. “We make wines here that...
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