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 (7/6), in Virginia we’re at 66,102 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), 6,435 hospitalizations and 1,853 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 354 (+0.5%) in the latest statistics, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 639 (+1.0%), and the slowest growth rate since the pandemic began. The number of TOTAL test results was (up 5,881 from 788,865 yesterday), which is still FAR 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 17 (+0.3%), from 6,418 to 6,435, which is a slightly faster rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 13 (+0.2%). Deaths are reported UNCHANGED (at 1,853), compared to an increase of 4 (from 1,849 to 1,853) the previous day — the first time this has happened in months.