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A fourth surge of COVID-19 patients at hospitals around Dawson County is starting decline, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Northside Hospital Forsyth, in Cumming, treated an average of 91.7 COVID-19 patients a day the week of Sept. 17-23, 2021. That’s down from an average of 110 COVID-19 patients a day the previous week.
Meanwhile, Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville treated an average of 254.3 COVID-19 patients a day during the same time period, down from a daily average of 270 COVID-19 patients the previous week.
But Intensive Care Units in surrounding hospitals are experiencing different levels of patients with COVID-19.
Northside Hospital Forsyth has seen the number of I.C.U. patients with COVID-19 decline to an average of 15.3 a day; that's down from 17.3 a day the previous week.
The number of I.C.U. patients with COVID-19 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center has more than doubled in two weeks to an average of 104 a day; that's up from an average of 46.1 a day two weeks ago.