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Friday (5/8) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +772 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 22,342), +104 Hospitalizations (to 3,059), +43 Deaths (to 812) From Yesterday

New test results were 6,662 -- still far lower than 10,000 per day, let alone the 16,664 per day that Harvard's Global Health Institute estimates we need to reopen safely

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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 (5/8), in Virginia we’re at 22,342 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), 3,059 hospitalizations and 812 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 772 (+3.6%) in the latest statistics, which is the lowest rate of increase, day-over-day, since the pandemic began. The number of new test results was 6,662 — still far lower than 10,000 per day, let alone 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 104 (+3.5%), from 2,955 to 3,059. Deaths are reported up 43 (from 769 to 812). Overall…pretty good stats today, relatively speaking, although obviously we all really want to start to see *decreases*, for a change.  But still no clear case for reopening, under CDC guidelines, at least that I can see. How about you?