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Daily Status, Sept. 24: The numbers make me somewhat optimistic.

  Daily Status, Sept. 24 Reminder:  any sections that are unchanged since yesterday are grayed out.   Situational Awareness Today, again things are looking good.  Barring some multi-day data glitch, the colleges have turned a corner, bring the Commonwealth's numbers down substantially. Today, Virginia has 322 more cases than yesterday, which places today's number of cases (902) about 1/2   𝛔   below the 3 week average of 975 cases.  Overall, cases are decreasing  for the last three week at 1.3%/day. For the fourth straight day, colleges total had less than 100 cases; a few weeks ago three individual colleges (Radford, VT and  JMU) were near or above 100 cases.  The only school of concern is UVA, which just enacted restrictions to bring the numbers down.   Regionally, all districts showing are flat to negative case growth. The testing numbers remained below 5% positive statewide for several days; 5% is a metric that is often used to indicate sufficient testing.  On one other fr