See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health. So, at this point (4/13), in Virginia we’re at 5,747 total reported cases, 903 hospitalizations and 149 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 473 (+9%) in the latest statistics, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before*, when reported cases were up 197 (+4%). As for hospitalizations, they went up 31 (+4%), from 872 to 903, which about the same rate of increase as the previous day (which was up 35, or +4%), and also the slowest rate of increase since the crisis began. Deaths are reported up 8 (from 141 to 149), compared to an increase of 11 (from 130 to 141) the previous day. Overall, decent numbers, particularly on the relatively slow rate of growth in hospitalizations. Hopefully, the curve will continue to “flatten out” in coming days/weeks if we keep up the social distancing and other measures. Also, of course, we need a LOT more testing capacity, PPE, etc.
*On the VDH website, they have this language. “UPDATE: The Virginia Department of Health is introducing enhancements to our COVID-19 reporting structure. The count of new cases on Sunday, April 12 may be underestimated. The report on Monday, April 13 will return to normal procedures, including all cases identified by 5 pm the previous day. This effort will enable VDH to provide more detailed data on COVID-19 in Virginia moving forward.”