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Sunday (5/31) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +996 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 44,607), +72 Hospitalizations (to 4,643), +5 Deaths (to 1,375 From Yesterday)

Slowest growth in deaths since early April; 2nd-lowest growth rate in hospitalizations since pandemic began

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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 (5/31), in Virginia we’re at 44,607 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), 4,643 hospitalizations and 1,375 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 996 (+2.3%) in the latest statistics, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 1,078 (+2.5%). The number of TOTAL test results was 352,707 (up 11,851 from 340,856 yesterday), while the number of “PCR Only” tests was 313,283 (up 9,853 from 303,430 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 42 (+0.9%), from 4,601 to 4,643, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 72 (+1.6%), and close to the slowest rate of growth since the pandemic began. Deaths are reported up 5 (from 1,370 to 1,375), compared to an increase of 12 (from 1,358 to 1,370) the previous day, and tied for the lowest daily increase in reported deaths since early April. So…the numbers are still going up, albeit at relatively slow rates.