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 (5/5), in Virginia we’re at 20,256 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), 2,773 hospitalizations and 713 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 764 (+3.9%) in the latest statistics, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 821 (+4.4%), and the slowest rate of increase since April 12. The number of new test results was 5,150, approximately double the number of last Tuesday. As for hospitalizations, they went up 73 (+2.7%), from 2,700 to 2,773, which is a slower rate of increase than the previous day (which was up 73, or +2.8%), and the second-slowest rate of increase since the start of the pandemic. Deaths are reported up 29 (from 684 to 713), compared to an increase of 24 (from 660 to 684) the previous day. Overall…pretty good stats today, relatively speaking, although obviously we all really want to start to see *decreases*, for a change. Hopefully we’ll start to see that in coming days/weeks if we keep up the social distancing and other measures, but so far, not particularly great news, really.