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 (5/11), in Virginia we’re at 25,070 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), 3,300 hospitalizations and 850 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 989 (+4.1%) in the latest statistics, which is a slightly faster rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 885 (+3.8%), and the second-slowest rate of increase since the pandemic began. The number of new test results was 9,801 — a bit lower than 10,000 per day, and still much 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 89 (+2.8%), from 3,211 to 3,300, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 47 (+1.5%). Deaths are reported up 11 (from 839 to 850), compared to an increase of 12 (from 827 to 839) the previous day, and the slowest rate of increase in over a month. Overall…pretty good stats today, relatively speaking, although obviously we all really want to start to see *decreases*, for a change.