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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