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LIVE UPDATES: Northeast Georgia Health System sees decline in COVID-19 patients after week of upticks
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Nurses work the patient check-in desk Monday, July 20, 2020, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center emergency room. - photo by Scott Rogers

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The Northeast Georgia Health System is treating 150 COVID-19 patients as of Aug. 4, a decrease of seven from the day before and 23 from the week before. Aug. 4's numbers represent the fourth straight day of decreases. The health system's COVID-19 patient peak reached 176 on July 31. More detailed and historic information is available from NGHS

Aug. 4 NGHS data

Total COVID-19 patients: 150

Gainesville COVID-19 patients: 94

Braselton COVID-19 patients: 35

Total discharged: 1,568

Total deaths: 177

The hospital has Hall County locations in Gainesville and Braselton and treats patients from across Northeast Georgia. 

A chart provided on its website displays an upward trend in the 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.

An upward trend is also displayed in the seven-day moving average provided by the Georgia Department of Public Heath for the state. Hall ranks No. 25 out of the state's 159 counties for per capita cases of the virus.

Aug. 3 DPH data for Hall County

Total cases: 5,547

Cases per 100k: 2,688

Deaths: 79

Hospitalizations: 688

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