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With NGHS beds full of COVID cases, patients being treated in waiting ambulances
The ambulance entrance at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center is filled Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at the emergency room. At one point there were a reported nine ambulances lined up with patients. - photo by Scott Rogers
Since the latest wave of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations started in late July, NGHS has had to treat some patients while they were still in their ambulances waiting for a bed, said Beth Downs, a spokeswoman for NGHS.