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 (7/27), in Virginia we’re at 86,072 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), 7,647 hospitalizations and 2,082 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 1,505 (+1.8%) in the latest statistics, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 958 (+1.1%), and the largest day-over-day increase since May 26. The number of TOTAL test results was 1,137,415 (up 11,163 from 1,126,252 yesterday), which is still 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 54 (+0.7%), from 7,592 to 7,647, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 23 (+0.3%). Deaths are reported up 4 (from 2,078 to 2,082), compared to an increase of 3 (from 2,075 to 2,078) the previous day.