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 (12/5), in Virginia we’re at 251,173 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), 15,255 hospitalizations and 4,197 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 3,793 (+1.5%) in the latest statistics, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 2,877 (+1.2%). As for hospitalizations, they went up 139 (+0.9%), which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 102 (+0.7%). Deaths are reported +37, compared to +13 the previous day. The number of PCR-ONLY test results is currently at 3,436,348 (up 49,724 from yesterday).