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Thursday (5/21) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +1,229 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 34,137), +114 Hospitalizations (to 4,093), +25 Deaths (to 1,099) From Yesterday

Second-highest *absolute* day-to-day increase in confirmed/probable cases since the 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 (5/21), in Virginia we’re at 34,137 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), 4,093 hospitalizations and 1,099 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 1,229 (+3.7%) in the latest statistics, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 763 (+2.4%), and also the second-highest *absolute* day-to-day increase in cases since the pandemic began. The number of TOTAL test results was 241,957 (up 6,758 from 235,199 yesterday), while the number of “PCR Only” tests was 216,890 (up 5,925 from 210,965 yesterday)…VDH now breaking this out, following The Atlantic article on Virginia’s statistics for testing. These testing numbers are well below 10,000 per day (a number Gov. Northam has repeatedly stated as an important goal), and also 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 114 (+2.9%), from 3,979 to 4,093, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 75 (+1.9%). Deaths are reported up 25 (from 1,074 to 1,099), compared to an increase of 33 (from 1,041 to 1,074) the previous day. So…mostly worse stats than yesterday, with numbers still going up.