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 (7/16), in Virginia we’re at 74,431 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), 7,020 hospitalizations and 2,007 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 904 (+1.2%) in the latest statistics, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 1,084 (+1.5%), and also the greatest two-day increase in cases since June 7. The number of TOTAL test results was 946,617 (up 17,749 from 928,868 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 115 (+1.7%), from 6,905 to 7,020, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 88 (+1.3%), and also the greatest day-over-day increase since May 13. Deaths are reported up 15 (from 1,992 to 2,007), compared to an increase of 15 (from 1,977 to 1,992) the previous day.