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 (5/27), in Virginia we’re at 40,249 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), 4,385 hospitalizations and 1,281 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 907 (+2.3%) in the latest statistics, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 1,615 (+4.3%). The number of TOTAL test results was 308,153 (up 9,883 from 298,270 yesterday), while the number of “PCR Only” tests was 275,074 (up 9,795 from 265,279 yesterday)…VDH now breaking this out, following The Atlantic article on Virginia’s statistics for testing. These testing numbers are slightly below 10,000 per day (a number Gov. Northam has repeatedly stated as an important goal), and also 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 60 (+1.4%), from 4,325 to 4,385, which is a slightly higher rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 56 (+1.3%). Deaths are reported up 45 (from 1,236 to 1,281), compared to an increase of 28 (from 1,208 to 1,236) the previous day. So…better testing numbers and cases than yesterday, but…the numbers are still going up.