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Daily Status, August 24

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Daily Status, August 24:Summary/Situational AwarenessToday, across the commonwealth, there were 664 reported new cases.  This is a significant from yesterday, and more than 1 standard deviation below the average number of cases for the last three weeks. It is worth noting, though, the last two times Virginia was less than 1 standard deviation from the mean was the last two Mondays.  There is not enough Mondays (thankfully) to define a low/medium/high number for a Monday.  The low reports on Monday are probably because the Monday reported data are collected before 5:00 PM on Sunday.  Regionally, Northern VA's slow increase continues, but the rate of change is decreasing.  With the exception of NOVA and NW Virginia, the rest of of the state is trending down -- with the leader in the decrease being Hampton Roads/Eastern VA.  It is worth noting that the areas seen growth have a much lower prevalence of the virus, and and much better testing statistics.    The testing numbers across th…