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 (9/28), in Virginia we’re at 146,593 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), 10,916 hospitalizations and 3,172 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up (+0.3%) in the latest statistics, which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 736 (+0.5%); it’s also the slowest daily rate of increase since the pandemic began. The number of TOTAL test results was 2,176,264 (up 25,368 from yesterday), which is about what we need for mitigation purposes, according to researchers at Harvard that would be 22,422/day for mitigation, 81,741/day for suppression). As for hospitalizations, they went up 27 (+0.2%), which is the same rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 26 (+0.2%), and one of the slowest rates since the pandemic began. Deaths are reported +13, compared to +15 the previous day.