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Wednesday (5/20) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +763 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 32,908), +75 Hospitalizations (to 3,979), +33 Deaths (to 1,074) From Yesterday

New test results break 10k; slowest rate of growth in confirmed cases since 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 (5/20), in Virginia we’re at 32,908 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), 3,979 hospitalizations and 1,074 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 763 (+2.4%) in the latest statistics, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 1,005 (+3.2%), and tied for the slowest rate of growth since the pandemic began. The number of TOTAL test results was 235,199  (up 10,208 from 224,991 yesterday), while the number of “PCR Only” tests was 210,965 (up 9,782 from 201,183 yesterday)…VDH now breaking this out, following The Atlantic article on Virginia’s statistics for testing. These testing numbers are about at 10,000 per day (a number Gov. Northam has repeatedly stated as an important goal), but 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 75 (+1.9%), from 3,904 to 3,979, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 82 (+2.1%). Deaths are reported up 33 (from 1,041 to 1,074), compared to an increase of 27 (from 1,014 to 1,041) the previous day. So…slightly better stats than yesterday, although numbers still going up.