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Live updates: Hall County's per capita rate of COVID-19 cases remains highest in North Georgia
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The Times learned in mid-April that COVID-19 was disproportionately affecting the area's Latino community and health leaders were working with the community and poultry leaders to address the issue. Kemp cited those efforts as he highlighted a concerning growth cases in Hall during a press conference in late April, even as numbers had begun declining statewide. A task force has since been put together to address the issue in the area's Latino community. The per capita case rate in Hall is the highest in North Georgia at 994 as of May 12.

Below are numbers from the Georgia Department of Public Heath, which is reporting cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 by county of residence. DPH uses multiple sources, including death certificates and data input by Northeast Georgia Health System, and verifies that data, which creates a delay between actual cases and deaths and the numbers it reports. The state provided a new interface April 27 including information such as testing numbers, which stood at 251,288 May 11.

Northeast Georgia Health System officials are updating NGHS-specific information by 1 p.m. every weekday. The hospital treats patients from across Northeast Georgia. The system erected mobile units in March at the Gainesville and Braselton hospitals. Gov. Brian Kemp announced April 13 that Gainesville will get a temporary medical unit. The hospital expects to have that unit open by the end of May.

  • May 22: 41,482, including 2,269 in Hall; 1,808 have died statewide, including 41* in Hall; NGHS is treating 59 patients with confirmed cases and has discharged 506* (*These numbers are lower than reported previously.)

  • May 21: 41,376, including 2,267 in Hall; 1,806 have died statewide, including 41* in Hall; NGHS is treating 65 patients with confirmed cases and has discharged 506* (*These numbers are lower than reported previously.)

  • May 20: 38,889, including 2,202 in Hall; 1,684 have died statewide, including 40* in Hall; NGHS is treating 99 patients with confirmed cases and has discharged 514

  • May 19: 38,855, including 2,191 in Hall; 1,675 have died statewide, including 40* in Hall; NGHS is treating 99 patients with confirmed cases and has discharged 508.  (*This number is lower than reported the previous day. The Times is inquiring as to why.)

  • May 18: 38,283, including 2,164 in Hall; 1,649 have died statewide, including 42 in Hall; NGHS is treating 97 patients with confirmed cases and has discharged 495

  • May 15: 36,681, including 2,134 in Hall; 1,557 have died statewide, including 40 in Hall; NGHS is treating 95 patients with confirmed cases and has discharged 473

  • May 14: 35,977, including 2,125 in Hall; 1,544 have died statewide, including 40 in Hall; NGHS is treating 108 patients with confirmed cases and has discharged 457

  • May 13: 35,427, including 2,112 in Hall; 1,517 have died statewide, including 37 in Hall; NGHS is treating 106 patients with confirmed cases and has discharged 449

  • May 12: 34,838, including 2,060 in Hall; 1,494 have died statewide, including 35 in Hall; NGHS is treating 112 patients with confirmed cases and has discharged 442

  • May 11: 33,927, including 2,026 in Hall; 1,441 have died statewide, including 29 in Hall; NGHS is treating 114 patients with confirmed cases and has discharged 430

  • May 8: 32,177,  including 1,997 in Hall; 1,400 have died statewide, including 28 in Hall; NGHS is treating 123 patients with confirmed cases and has discharged 406

  • May 7: 31,600,  including 1,958 in Hall; 1,352 have died statewide, including 27 in Hall; NGHS is treating 134 patients with confirmed cases and has discharged 394

  • May 6: 30,738,  including 1,914 in Hall; 1,327 have died statewide, including 27 in Hall; NGHS is treating 134 patients with confirmed cases and has discharged 388

  • May 5: 29,852, including 1,836 in Hall; 1,294 have died statewide, including 26 in Hall; NGHS is treating 135 patients with confirmed cases and has discharged 364

  • May 4: 29,103, including 1,712 in Hall; 1,204 have died statewide, including 23 in Hall; NGHS is treating 125 patients with confirmed cases and has discharged 348

  • May 3: 28,602, including 1,695 in Hall; 1,177 have died statewide, including 22 in Hall; NGHS data is not updated on the weekends

  • May 2: 28,331, including 1,694 in Hall; 1,175 have died statewide, including 22 in Hall; NGHS data is not updated on the weekends

  • May 1: 27,492, including 1,481 in Hall; 1,165 have died statewide, including 22 in Hall; NGHS is treating 146 patients with confirmed cases and has discharged 318

  • April 30: 26,260, including 1,332 in Hall; 1,132 have died statewide, including 21 in Hall; NGHS is treating 153 patients with confirmed cases

  • April 29: 25,644, including 1,238 in Hall; 1,095 have died statewide, including 20 in Hall; NGHS is treating 159 patients with confirmed cases

  • April 28: 24,854, including 1,178 in Hall; 1,052 have died statewide, including 16 in Hall; NGHS is treating 153 patients with confirmed cases

  • April 27: 24,225, including 1,099 in Hall; 1,000 have died statewide, including 12 in Hall; NGHS is treating 141 patients with confirmed cases

  • April 26: 23,481, including 1,033 in Hall; 916 have died statewide, including 11 in Hall; NGHS is treating 132 patients with confirmed cases

  • April 25: 23,216, including 1,032 in Hall; 907 have died statewide, including nine in Hall; NGHS is treating 132 patients with confirmed cases

  • April 24: 22,491, including 1,022 in Hall; 899 have died statewide, including nine in Hall; NGHS is treating 132 patients with confirmed cases

  • April 23: 21,883, including 963 in Hall; 881 have died statewide, including nine in Hall; NGHS is treating 126 patients with confirmed cases

  • April 22: 21,102, including 907 in Hall; 846 have died statewide, including nine in Hall; NGHS is treating 126 patients with confirmed cases

  • April 21: 20,166, including 756 in Hall; 818 have died statewide, including nine in Hall

  • April 20: 19,399, including 702 in Hall; 775 have died statewide, including nine in Hall

  • April 20: 18,947, including 649 in Hall; 733 have died statewide, including nine in Hall

  • April 19: 18,157, including 623 in Hall; 681 have died statewide, including six in Hall

  • April 18: 17,841, including 607 in Hall; 677 have died statewide, including six in Hall

  • April 17: 17,432, including 605 in Hall; 650 have died statewide, including six in Hall

  • April 16: 16,368, including 526 in Hall; 617 have died statewide, including five in Hall

  • April 15: 15,260, including 402 in Hall; 576 have died statewide, including five in Hall

  • April 14: 14,578, including 363 in Hall; 524 have died statewide

  • April 13, noon: 13,315, including 292 in Hall; 464 have died statewide

  • April 12: 12,547, including 281 in Hall; 442 have died statewide

  • April 11: 12,261, including 276 in Hall; 432 have died statewide

  • April 10: 11,859, including 273 in Hall; 425 have died statewide

  • April 9: 10,885, including 247 in Hall; 412 have died statewide

  • April 8: 10,189, including 234 in Hall; 369 have died statewide

  • April 7: 9,156, including 215 in Hall; 348 have died statewide

  • April 6: 7,558, including 138 in Hall; 294 have died statewide

  • April 5: 6,742, including 117 in Hall; 219 have died statewide

  • April 4: 6,383, including 117 in Hall; 208 have died statewide

  • April 3: 5,967, including 81 in Hall; 198 have died statewide

  • April 2: 5,444, including 72 in Hall; 176 have died statewide

  • April 1: 4,748, including 71 in Hall; 154 have died statewide

  • March 31: 4,117, including 65 in Hall; 125 have died statewide

  • March 30: 3,028, including 34 in Hall; 100 have died statewide

  • March 29: 2,683, including 33 in Hall; 83 have died statewide

  • March 28: 2,446, including 31 in Hall; 79 have died statewide

  • March 27: 2,001, including 24 in Hall; 64 have died statewide

  • March 26: 1,643, including 22 in Hall, 56 have died statewide

  • March 25: 1,387, including 19 in Hall; 47 have died statewide

  • March 24: 1,097, including 16 in Hall; 38 deaths statewide

  • March 23: 800, including 10 in Hall; 26 have died statewide

  • March 22: 625, including nine in Hall; 25 have died statewide

  • March 21: 555, including nine in Hall; 20 have died statewide

  • March 20: 485, including six in Hall; 14 have died statewide

  • March 19: 287, including five in Hall; 10 have died statewide

  • March 18: 197, including three from Hall

  • March 17: 146, still including one from Hall

  • March 16: 121, including one from Hall

  • March 15: 99

  • March 14: 66

Gov. Brian Kemp issued a shelter in place order that took effect at 6 p.m. April 3 and expired April 30.  

Medical experts say social distancing will help "flatten the curve," lowering sudden demand on health care facilities that otherwise will be overwhelmed. Some countries have been successful in these efforts.

This map provided by the Associated Press tracks numbers across the country using ESRI and Johns Hopkins as sources. Totals for Georgia may be different than the Department of Public Health since information is updated at different times and is coming from somewhat varied sources.

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