See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. So, at this point (4/20), in Virginia we’re at 8,990 total reported cases (note that actual cases, as well as deaths, could be higher, maybe even a LOT higher, based on stories like this one in the NY Times), 1,500 hospitalizations and 300 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 453 (+5%) in the latest statistics, which is a slightly slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 484 (+6%). As for hospitalizations, they went up 78 (+5%), from 1,422 to 1,500, which is a slower rate of increase than the previous day (which was up 126, or +10%). Deaths are reported up 23 (from 277 to 300), compared to an increase of 19 (from 258 to 277) the previous day. So…a mixed bag on today’s stats, but good to see the rate of increase in hospitalizations and confirmed cases slower than yesterday. Hopefully we’ll start to see some improvements in coming days/weeks if we keep up the social distancing and other measures, but if we don’t get the testing, PPE, etc. we need – and, in large part thanks to Trump’s failings, it doesn’t seem like that’s happening – how are we ever going to get to the next phase of the “new normal?” Got me.