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 (8/17), in Virginia we’re at 107,421 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), 8,767 hospitalizations and 2,385 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 734 (+0.7%) in the latest statistics, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 937 (+0.9%). The number of TOTAL test results was 1,484,752 (up 20,624 from 1,464,128 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 30 (+0.3%), from 8,737 to 8,767, which is a slightly slower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 36 (+0.4%). Deaths are reported up 4 (from 2,381 to 2,385), compared to unchanged (at 2,381) the previous day.