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LIVE UPDATES: Northeast Georgia Health System's COVID-19 patient numbers up slightly, still lower than past months
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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 78 COVID-19 patients as of Sept. 21, an increase of six from the day before and a decrease of nine from the week before. NGHS's numbers remain lower than the previous two months, but the percentage of positive tests in the past two weeks has risen nearly 10 percentage points in the last two days, according to the state. Overall COVID-19 patient numbers are down by 101 since the health system reported a peak of 179 on Aug. 10. More detailed and historic information is available from NGHS

Sept. 21 NGHS data

Total COVID-19 patients: 78

Gainesville COVID-19 patients: 46

Braselton COVID-19 patients: 21

Total discharged: 2,200

Total deaths: 303

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. Hall ranks No. 20 out of the state's 159 counties for per capita cases of the virus.

Sept. 21 DPH data for Hall County

Total cases: 8,827

Cases per 100k: 4,277.7

Deaths: 144

Hospitalizations: 927

Percent positive tests in last two weeks: 27.6%

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