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Tuesday (5/19) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +1,005 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 32,145), +82 Hospitalizations (to 3,904), +27 Deaths (to 1,041) From Yesterday

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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 (5/19), in Virginia we’re at 32,145 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), 3,904 hospitalizations and 1,041 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 1,005 (+3.2%) in the latest statistics, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 752 (+2.5%). The number of TOTAL test results was 224,991 (up 6,598 from 218,393 yesterday), while the number of “PCR Only” tests was 201,183 (up 6,506 from 194,677 yesterday)…VDH now breaking this out, following The Atlantic article on Virginia’s statistics for testing. These testing number remain significantly 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. As for hospitalizations, they went up 82 (+2.1%), from 3,822 to 3,904, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 47 (+1.2%). Deaths are reported up 27 (from 1,014 to 1,041), compared to an increase of 5 (from 1,009 to 1,014) the previous day. So…”meh” stats, numbers still going up.