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 (8/8), in Virginia we’re at 99,189 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), 8,332 hospitalizations and 2,322 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 1,307 (+1.3%) in the latest statistics, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 2,015 (+2.1%)….in part due – according to VDH – to “a data backlog from earlier in the week.” The number of TOTAL test results was 1,328,633 (up 14,940 from 1,313,693 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 51 (+0.6%), from 8,281 to 8,332, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 98 (+1.2%). Deaths are reported up 5 (from 2,317 to 2,322), compared to an increase of 18 (from 2,299 to 2,317) the previous day.