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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
Percent positive tests in last 2 weeks: 13.4%