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Friday (5/29) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +1,132 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 42,533), +87 Hospitalizations (to 4,529), +20 Deaths (to 1,358 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 (5/29), in Virginia we’re at 42,533 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), 4,529 hospitalizations and 1,358 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 1,132 (+2.7%) in the latest statistics, which is a slightly slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 1,152 (+2.9%). The number of TOTAL test results was 332,330 (up 12,730 from 319,600 yesterday), while the number of “PCR Only” tests was  296,321 (up 11,048 from 285,273 yesterday)…VDH now breaking this out, following The Atlantic article on Virginia’s statistics for testing. These testing numbers are above 10,000 per day (a number Gov. Northam has repeatedly stated as an important goal), but still lower than the 16,664 per day that Harvard’s Global Health Institute estimates we need to reopen safely and contain the virus. As for hospitalizations, they went up 87 (+2.0%), from 4,442 to 4,529, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 57 (+1.3%). Deaths are reported up 20 (from 1,338 to 1,358), compared to an increase of 57 (from 1,281 to 1,338) the previous day. So…the numbers are still going up, albeit at relatively slow rates.