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 (7/28), in Virginia we’re at 86,994 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), 7,686 hospitalizations and 2,095 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 922 (+1.1%) in the latest statistics, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 1,505 (+1.8%). The number of TOTAL test results was 1,157,924 (up 20,509 from 1,137,415 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 39 (+0.5%), from 7,647 to 7,686, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 54 (+0.7%). Deaths are reported up 13 (from 2,082 to 2,095), compared to an increase of 4 (from 2,078 to 2,082) the previous day.