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 (8/18), in Virginia we’re at 108,282 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), 8,849 hospitalizations and 2,396 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 861 (+0.8%) in the latest statistics, which is a slightly faster rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 734 (+0.7%). The number of TOTAL test results was 1,502,044 (up 17,292 from 1,484,752 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 82 (+0.9%), from 8,767 to 8,849, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 30 (+0.3%). Deaths are reported up 11 (from 2,385 to 2,396), compared up 4 (from 2,381 to 2,385) the previous day.