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 (4/26), in Virginia we’re at 12,970 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), 2,014 hospitalizations and 448 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 604 (+5%) in the latest statistics, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 772 (+7%). As for hospitalizations, they went up 72 (+4%), from 1,942 to 2,014, which is a slower rate of increase than the previous day (which was up 105, or +6%), and the second-slowest daily growth *rate* since the crisis began. Deaths are reported up 12 (from 436 to 448), compared to an increase of 26 (from 410 to 436) the previous day. So…better stats today than yesterday on cases, hospitalizations and deaths. But…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.