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 (1/17), in Virginia we’re at 439,305 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), 19,913 hospitalizations and 5,729 deaths from COVID-19. The number of reported cases went up 9,914 (+2.3%) in the latest statistics, which is a faster rate of increase than the day before, when reported cases were up 6,757 (+1.6%), and BY FAR the largest single-day increase in cases. As for hospitalizations, they went up 67 (+0.3%), which is a slower rate of increase than the day before, when hospitalizations were up 105 (+0.5%). Deaths are reported +23, compared to +50 the previous day. The number of PCR-ONLY test results is currently at 4,807,396 (up 42,583 from yesterday).