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 (9/7), in Virginia we’re at 127,571 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), 9,902 hospitalizations and 2,684 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 645 (0.5%) in the latest statistics, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 1,199 (+1.0%) – and the slowest rate of growth since July 6. The number of TOTAL test results was 1,809,545 (up 12,568 from 1,796,977 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 21 (+0.2%), from 9,881 to 9,902, which is a slightly slower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 32 (+0.3%). Deaths are reported up 6 (from 2,678 to 2,684), compared up 1 (from 2,677 to 2,678) the previous day.