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Thursday (5/14) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +1,067 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 27,813), +72 Hospitalizations (to 3,592), +28 Deaths (to 955) From Yesterday

Testing numbers still far below where we need them to be...and also some questions about the statistics.

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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 (5/14), in Virginia we’re at 27,813 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), 3,592 hospitalizations and 955 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 1,067 (+4.0%) in the latest statistics, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 946 (+3.7%). The number of new test results was 5,467 — far lower than 10,000 per day (a number Gov. Northam has repeatedly stated as an important goal), 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. Also, check out The Atlantic article this morning for more on Virginia’s statistics for testing. As for hospitalizations, they went up 72 (+2.0%), from 3,520 to 3,592, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 125 (+3.7%). Deaths are reported up 28 (from 927 to 955), compared to an increase of 36 (from 891 to 927) the previous day. Overall, not great, really – still going up.