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Thursday (10/1) Virginia Data on COVID-19 Finds +450 Confirmed/Probable Cases (to 148,721), +51 Hospitalizations (to 11,092), +20 Deaths (to 3,228) From Yesterday

Slowest daily growth rate in case #s since pandemic began...

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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 (10/1), in Virginia we’re at 148,721 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), 11,092 hospitalizations and 3,228 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 450 (+0.3%) in the latest statistics, which is a slightly slower rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 755 (+0.5%), and also the slowest daily rate of increase since the pandemic began. The number of TOTAL test results was 2,225,630 (up 25,506 from yesterday; note that, according to researchers at Harvard, we need 22,422 test results/day for mitigation, 81,741/day for suppression). As for hospitalizations, they went up 51 (+0.5%), which is a slightly lower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 63 (+0.6%).  Deaths are reported +20, compared to +21 the previous day.