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LIVE UPDATES: NGHS COVID-19 patient numbers drop below 30
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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 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

Hospitalizations: 2,368

Percent positive tests in last 2 weeks: 4.8%

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