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The Northeast Georgia Health System is treating 29 COVID-19 patients as of May 5, seven less than the day before and 15 less than a week ago. Health officials had predicted an increase in cases following the Easter holiday and spring break.
More detailed and historic information, which includes a breakdown of cases and deaths by age group, is available from NGHS.
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May 5 NGHS data
Total COVID-19 patients: 29
Gainesville COVID-19 patients: 17
Braselton COVID-19 patients: 11
Total patients discharged: 7,027
Total deaths: 1,034
The hospital has Hall County locations in Gainesville and Braselton and treats patients from across Northeast Georgia.
A chart provided on its website displays a seven-day rolling average of the percentage of positive cases across its locations and some other medical facilities including Longstreet Clinic and Northeast Georgia Physician Group. Most COVID-19 cases do not require hospitalization.
A seven-day moving average is also provided by the Georgia Department of Public Heath for the state. The state also reports cases per 100,000 residents in the past two weeks. A weekly state profile report is also now available from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. That report includes several data points, percent change from the previous week and side-by-side comparisons to national data.
May 5 DPH data for Hall County
Total cases: 25,022
Cases in the past two weeks: 224
Cases per 100k: 12,126.06
Cases per 100k in the past two weeks: 109
Confirmed deaths: 443
Percent positive tests in last 2 weeks: 4.8%