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Friday (5/15) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +859 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 28,672), +65 Hospitalizations (to 3,657), +22 Deaths (to 977) From Yesterday

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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 (5/15), in Virginia we’re at 28,672 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), 3,657 hospitalizations and 977 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 859 (+3.1%) in the latest statistics, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 1,067 (+4.0%). The number of TOTAL test results was 195,682, while the number of “PCR Only” tests was 176,681…VDH now breaking this out, following yesterday’s The Atlantic article on Virginia’s statistics for testing. As for hospitalizations, they went up 65 (+1.8%), from 3,592 to 3,657, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 72 (+2.0%). Deaths are reported up 22 (from 955 to 977), compared to an increase of 28 (from 927 to 955) the previous day. Overall, a bit better than in recent days, but…still going up.