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 (6/8), in Virginia we’re at 51,251 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), 5,143 hospitalizations and 1,477 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 570 (+1.1%) in the latest statistics, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 1,284 (+2.6%), and the slowest rate of increase since the pandemic began. The number of TOTAL test results was 428,182 (up 3,866 from 424,316 yesterday), while the number of “PCR Only” tests was 381,220 (up 3,736 from 377,484 yesterday). These testing numbers are well below 10,000 per day (a number Gov. Northam has repeatedly stated as an important goal), and also far 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 37 (+0.7%), from 5,106 to 5,143, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 52 (+1.0%). Deaths are reported up 5 (from 1,472 to 1,477), compared to an increase of 12 (from 1,460 to 1,472 the previous day.