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LIVE UPDATES: COVID-19 cases being treated at NGHS remain low
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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 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

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%

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.

May 18 DPH data for Hall County

Total cases: 47,422

Cases in the past two weeks: 200

Confirmed deaths: 797

Hospitalizations: 3,589

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.