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 (8/20), in Virginia we’re at 109,882 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), 8,998 hospitalizations and 2,427 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 863 (+0.8%) in the latest statistics, which is a slightly faster rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 737 (+0.7%). The number of TOTAL test results was 1,535,931 (up 16,695 from 1,519,236 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 73 (+0.8%), from 8,925 to 8,998, which is a slightly lower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 76 (+0.9%). Deaths are reported up 17 (from 2,410 to 2,427), compared up 14 (from 2,396 to 2,410) the previous day.