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 (4/21), in Virginia we’re at 9,630 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), 1,581 hospitalizations and 324 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 640 (+7%) in the latest statistics, which is a slightly faster rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 453 (+5%), and also the biggest number of day-to-day increases so far. As for hospitalizations, they went up 81 (+5%), from 1,500 to 1,581, which is the same rate of increase than the previous day (which was up 78, or +5%). Deaths are reported up 24 (from 300 to 324), compared to an increase of 23 (from 277 to 300) the previous day. So…a mixed bag on today’s stats; really would like to start to see *negative* percentages for a change. 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.