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 (6/1), in Virginia we’re at 45,398 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), 4,694 hospitalizations and 1,392 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 791 (+1.8%) in the latest statistics, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 996 (+2.3%), and the second-lowest growth rate so far. The number of TOTAL test results was 362,534 (up 9,827 from 352,707 yesterday), while the number of “PCR Only” tests was 322,568 (up 9,285 from 313,283 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 still 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 51 (+1.1%), from 4,643 to 4,694, which is a slightly faster rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 42 (+0.9%), and close to the slowest rate of growth since the pandemic began. Deaths are reported up 17 (from 1,375 to 1,392), compared to an increase of 5 (from 1,370 to 1,375) the previous day. So…the numbers are still going up, albeit at relatively slow rates.