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 (4/23), in Virginia we’re at 10,998 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), 1,753 hospitalizations and 372 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 732 (+7%) in the latest statistics, which is about the same rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 636 (+7%), and also the largest number of day-to-day increases so far. As for hospitalizations, they went up 94 (+6%), from 1,659 to 1,753, which is a slightly higher rate of increase than the previous day (which was up 78, or +5%). Deaths are reported up 23 (from 349 to 372), compared to an increase of 25 (from 324 to 349) the previous day. So…similar stats today as yesterday, really. 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.