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 (5/10), in Virginia we’re at 24,081 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), 3,211 hospitalizations and 839 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 885 (+3.8%) in the latest statistics, which is about the same rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 854 (+3.8%), and the second-slowest rate of increase since the pandemic began. The number of new test results was 7,005 — 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 47 (+1.5%), from 3,164 to 3,211, which is a slightly slower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 105 (+3.4%), and the slowest rate of increase since the pandemic began. Deaths are reported up 12 (from 827 to 839), compared to an increase of 15 (from 812 to 827) the previous day, and the slowest rate of increase in about a month. Overall…pretty good stats today, relatively speaking, although obviously we all really want to start to see *decreases*, for a change.