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 (5/25), in Virginia we’re at 37,727 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), 4,269 hospitalizations and 1,208 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 1,483 (+4.1%) in the latest statistics, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 495 (+1.4%), and also the largest single-day increase in cases since the pandemic began. The number of TOTAL test results was 289,579 (up 17,246 from 272,333 yesterday), while the number of “PCR Only” tests was 256,913 (up 14,621 from 242,292 yesterday)…VDH now breaking this out, following The Atlantic article on Virginia’s statistics for testing. For the first time, these testing numbers are both above 10,000 per day (a number Gov. Northam has repeatedly stated as an important goal), and also greater than the 16,664 per day that Harvard’s Global Health Institute estimates we need to reopen safely and contain the virus. So that’s good news! As for hospitalizations, they went up 55 (+1.3%), from 4,214 to 4,269, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 33 (+0.8%). Deaths are reported up 37 (from 1,171 to 1,208), compared to an increase of 12 (from 1,159 to 1,171) the previous day. So…worse stats than yesterday; the numbers are still going up.