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Virginia COVID-19 Status for Sept 10

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Daily Status, Sept. 10Reminder:  any sections that are unchanged since yesterday are grayed out.
The following is a rant.  It probably should be in the COMMENTARY section, but I feel the need to put it up here.   I am often asked why I do this.  I talk in general terms about reporting, etc.  But a news story yesterday shows why:  I do not trust the government to give an accurate assessment.  The intentional downplaying of the risks and numbers means that people like me have to dig into the numbers to figure out what is happening.    Summary/Situational AwarenessIt looks like some colleges are either getting a handle on the virus or achieved herd immunity: Radford and VCU are stable now.  Unfortunately, the outbreak at JMU continues to spread. And VT is starting to spiral out of control.
Across the commonwealth of Virginia, there were 1236 reported new cases of COVID-19.  The number higher than the recent trends, and is more than 1 standard deviation above the mean.  This probably is beca…