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Thursday (5/28) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +1,152 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 41,401), +57 Hospitalizations (to 4,442), +57 Deaths (to 1,338 From Yesterday)


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 (5/28), in Virginia we’re at 41,401 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), 4,442 hospitalizations and 1,338 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 1,152 (+2.9%) in the latest statistics, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 907 (+2.3%). The number of TOTAL test results was 319,600 (up 11,447 from 308,153 yesterday), while the number of “PCR Only” tests was 285,273 (up 10,199 from 275,074 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 57 (+1.3%), from 4,385 to 4,442, which is a slightly lower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 60 (+1.4%). Deaths are reported up 57 (from 1,281 to 1,338), compared to an increase of 45 (from 1,236 to 1,281) the previous day. So…the numbers are still going up, albeit at relatively slow rates.


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