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The Northeast Georgia Health System is treating 7 COVID-19 patients as of May 20, a decrease of 7 in a week. The percentage of ventilators in use was 30%. The highest peak of patients in the pandemic was 355 in January 2021. Additional COVID-19 coverage can be found at gainesvilletimes.com/coronavirus
Due to the low volume of patients with COVID-19 in the hospital system, NGHS COVID data will be updated every Friday...
More detailed and historic information is available from NGHS
May 20 NGHS data
Total COVID-19 patients: 7 (includes all NGHS facilities)
Gainesville COVID-19 patients: 7
Braselton COVID-19 patients: 0
Percent unvaccinated: 29%
Percent unvaccinated in critical care: 0%
May 18 DPH data for Hall County
Total cases: 47,422
Cases in the past two weeks: 200
Confirmed deaths: 797
Percent positive tests in last 2 weeks: 11.8%
Vaccination rate: 49% fully vaccinated
Local school systems also provide data on their COVID-19 cases. Hall County Schools reports numbers of students and staff with COVID-19 and those quarantined by school and overall as well as highlights schools requiring masks. Gainesville City Schools reports total number of COVID-19 cases on a weekly basis.