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LIVE UPDATES: Northeast Georgia Health System's COVID-19 patient numbers declining after weekend uptick
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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 85 COVID-19 patients as of Oct. 27, eight fewer than the previous day and seven fewer than the previous week. Overall COVID-19 patient numbers are down by 94 since the health system reported a peak of 179 on Aug. 10. More detailed and historic information is available from NGHS

Oct. 27 NGHS data

Total COVID-19 patients: 85

Gainesville COVID-19 patients: 52

Braselton COVID-19 patients: 18

Total discharged: 2,603

Total deaths: 369

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. 18 out of the state's 159 counties for per capita cases of the virus.

Oct. 27 DPH data for Hall County

Total cases: 10,658

Cases per 100k: 5,165

Deaths: 176

Hospitalizations: 1,087

Percent positive tests in last two weeks: 6.5%

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