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 (10/8), in Virginia we’re at 155,535 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), 11,393 hospitalizations and 3,328 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 1,844 (+1.2%) in the latest statistics, which is a much higher rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 509 (+0.3%) — the highest daily increase since August 7. The number of TOTAL test results was 2,346,240 (up 20,557 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 48 (+0.4%), which is a slightly faster rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 29 (+0.3%). Deaths are reported +25, compared to +12 the previous day.