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Tuesday (5/11) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +730 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 25,800), +95 Hospitalizations (to 3,395), +41 Deaths (to 891) From Yesterday

Slowest rate of increase in reported 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 (5/12), in Virginia we’re at 25,800 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), 3,395 hospitalizations and 891 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up  (+2.9%) in the latest statistics, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 989 (+4.1%), and the slowest rate of increase since the pandemic began.  The number of new test results was 3,481 — far lower than 10,000 per day, 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. As for hospitalizations, they went up 95 (+2.9%), from 3,300 to 3,395, which is a slightly faster rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 89 (+2.8%). Deaths are reported up 41 (from 850 to 891), compared to an increase of 11 (from 839 to 850) the previous day. So…decent news on the growth rate in cases, ok news on the hospitalizations, and…not good news on the deaths. Seems like we might be making very slow progress…