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LIVE UPDATES: COVID-19 cases being treated at NGHS are steadily dropping
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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 127 COVID-19 patients as of Oct. 12, four more in a day and a decrease of 44 in a week. The percentage of ventilators in use was 62%. The highest peak of patients in the pandemic was 355 in January. Additional COVID-19 coverage can be found at

More detailed and historic information is available from NGHS.  

Oct. 15 NGHS data

Total COVID-19 patients: 127 (includes all NGHS facilities)

Gainesville COVID-19 patients: 74

Braselton COVID-19 patients: 41

Percent unvaccinated: 83%

Percent unvaccinated in critical care: 86%

The health system has Hall County locations in Gainesville and Braselton and treats patients from across Northeast Georgia. 

The Georgia Department of Public Health provides data for each county as well as the state. It also provides vaccination data.

Oct. 15 DPH data for Hall County

Total cases: 33,534

Cases in the past two weeks: 718

Confirmed deaths: 577

Hospitalizations: 3,036

Percent positive tests in last 2 weeks: 11.1%

Vaccination rate: 44% fully vaccinated

The Hall County community has organized a free clinic for COVID-19 and flu vaccines for Oct. 6 at the Gainesville Civic Center. 

The Georgia Department of Public Health has released statewide data showing the numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths between those fully vaccinated and those not vaccinated or partially vaccinated. The Northeast Georgia Health System also continues to provide the percentage of vaccinated and unvaccinated cases being treated in its hospitals.

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. Masks are required at all schools in Gainesville as of Aug. 30

Oct. 15 Hall County schools data

Staff with COVID-19: 14, down 10 from a month before

Students with COVID-19: 60, down 105 from a month before

Students quarantined: 44, down from 258 from a month before; another 199 students and staff are quarantined but permitted to be in school wearing masks, a decrease of 338 from a month before.

Oct. 15 Gainesville City Schools data

COVID-19 cases: 3, down from 12 the previous week

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