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 (4/25), in Virginia we’re at 12,366 total reported – confirmed plus probable – 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), 1,942 hospitalizations and 436 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 772 (+7%) in the latest statistics, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 596 (+5%), and also the highest absolute daily increase in reported cases since the crisis began. As for hospitalizations, they went up 105 (+6%), from 1,837 to 1,942, which is a slightly faster rate of increase than the previous day (which was up 84, or +5%) and the third-highest daily increase (in absolute, not percentage, terms) since the crisis began. Deaths are reported up 26 (from 410 to 436), compared to an increase of 38 (from 372 to 410) the previous day. So…worse stats today than yesterday on cases and hospitalizations, but better on the number of deaths. And yes, it would be great to start to see *negative* percentages for a change one of these days. 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.