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 (6/17), in Virginia we’re at 55,775 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), 5,692 hospitalizations and 1,583 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 444 (+0.8%) in the latest statistics, which is the same rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 445 (+0.8%). The number of TOTAL test results was 546,685 (up 9,696 from 536,989 yesterday), while the number of “PCR Only” tests was 491,884 (up 8,860 from 483,024 yesterday). These testing numbers are below 10,000 per day (a number Gov. Northam has repeatedly stated as an important goal), and still far below 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 49 (+0.9%), from 5,643 to 5,692, which is a slightly slower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 55 (+1.0%). Deaths are reported up 13 (from 1,570 to 1,583), compared to an increase of 18 (from 1,552 to 1,570) the previous day.