See below for graphics of the newly posted COVID-19 numbers by the Virginia Department of Health. So, at this point (4/2), in Virginia we’re at 1,706 total reported cases, 246 hospitalizations and 41 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 222 (+15%) in the latest statistics, which is a slighlty lower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 234 (+19%). As for hospitalizations, they went up 38 (+18%), from 208 to 246, which is also a slower rate of increase than the previous day (which was up 43, or +26%). Deaths went up 7 (from 34 to 41), compared to an increase of 7 (from 27 to 34) the previous day – tied for the largest single day increase in deaths so far. So overall, not great news, particularly on the deaths, although the rates of increase in confirmed cases and hospitalizations fell a bit yesterday. Hopefully, this curve will really start flattening out in coming days if we keep up the social distancing and other measures. Also, of course, we need a LOT more testing capacity, PPE, etc.