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Friday (6/12) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +564 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 53,211), +85 Hospitalizations (to 5,445), +14 Deaths (to 1,534) 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 (6/12), in Virginia we’re at 53,211 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), 5,445 hospitalizations and 1,534 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 564 (+1.1%) in the latest statistics, which is a slightly faster rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 470 (+0.9%). The number of TOTAL test results was 498,530 (up 44,661 from 453,869 yesterday), while the number of “PCR Only” tests was 448,172  (up 44,661 from 405,025 yesterday). These testing numbers are wildly higher than we’ve ever seen before, which makes me wonder if they’re accurate. Assuming they are accurate, they are FAR above 10,000 per day (a number Gov. Northam has repeatedly stated as an important goal), and also FAR above 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 85 (+1.6%), from 5,360 to 5,445, which is a slightly slower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 88 (+1.7%). Deaths are reported up 14 (from 1,520 to 1,534), compared to an increase of 6 (from 1,514 to 1,520) the previous day.