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Wednesday (8/5) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +798 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 95,049), +41 Hospitalizations (to 8,126), +30 Deaths (to 2,274) From Yesterday

Two-day testing total lowest since July 8; lowest increase in cases since July 9

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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 (8/5), in Virginia we’re at 95,049 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), 8,126 hospitalizations and 2,274 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 798 (+0.8%) in the latest statistics, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 1,145 (+1.2%), and the lowest increase in cases since July 9. The number of TOTAL test results was 1,283,136 (up 11,962 from 1,271,174 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 41 (+0.5%), from 8,085 to 8,126, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 67 (+0.8%).  Deaths are reported up 30 (from 2,244 to 2,274), compared to an increase of 26 (from 2,218 to 2,244) the previous day.