UPDATE 3:28 pm – Check out this note from the Virginia Department of Health.
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 (8/7), in Virginia we’re at 97,882 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), 8,281 hospitalizations and 2,317 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 2,015 (+2.1%) in the latest statistics, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 818 (+0.9%), and the highest day-to-day increase in cases since the pandemic began. The number of TOTAL test results was 1,313,693 (up 14,436 from 1,299,257 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 98 (+1.2%), from 8,183 to 8,281, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 57 (+0.7%), and the greatest day-to-day increase since July 16. Deaths are reported up 18 (from 2,299 to 2,317), compared to an increase of 25 (from 2,274 to 2,299) the previous day. In sum…these numbers are really not good. 🙁