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LIVE UPDATES: Northeast Georgia Health System reports new peak in COVID-19 patients as health experts continue to warn of holiday spikes
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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 181 COVID-19 patients as of Dec. 2, the same as the day before and 35 more than the previous week. Dec. 1's count broke the health system's previous record peak of 179, reported on Aug. 10. More detailed and historic information is available from NGHS

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Dec. 2 NGHS data

Total COVID-19 patients: 181

Gainesville COVID-19 patients: 112

Braselton COVID-19 patients: 40

Total discharged: 3,114

Total deaths: 432

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. 

Dec. 2 DPH data for Hall County

Total cases: 12,657

Cases per 100k: 6,133.78

Confirmed deaths: 196

Hospitalizations: 1,267

Percent positive tests in last 2 weeks: 13.4%

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