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 (7/13), in Virginia we’re at 71,642 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), 6,765 hospitalizations and 1,968 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 972 (+1.4%) in the latest statistics, which is a slightly faster rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 888 (+1.3%). The number of TOTAL test results was 895,686 (up 10,182 from 885,504 yesterday), which is still well below what we need, according to researchers at Harvard (that would be 22,422/day for mitigation, 81,741/day for suppression). As for hospitalizations, they went up 21 (+0.3%), from 6,744 to 6,765, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 37 (+0.6%). In contrast, check out the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s hospitalization numbers, which have been going up for days now, reaching 1,129 from 783 on July 6. Deaths are reported up 2 (from 1,966 to 1,968), compared to an increase of 4 (from 1,962 to 1,966) the previous day.