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Athens News Matters: Panel

Dec 11, 2020

The panel discusses the week in news and politics including the replacement of two members on the ACC Board of Elections and the surge in local COVID-19 cases.

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“It’s no secret that here in Georgia, we’re seeing increases in our COVID data all across, really all the key metrics.”

That was Governor Brian Kemp speaking during a hospital roundtable earlier this week.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, there are more than 438,300 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state with 8,922 confirmed deaths and another 803 probable deaths linked to the disease.

There was a recurring concern among the healthcare facilities gathered.

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Gov. Brian Kemp holding a hospital roundtable discussing COVID-19 in Georgia, with facilities from across the state taking part. The possibility of a surge during the holidays was discussed. 

“It’s no secret that here in Georgia we’re seeing increases in our covid data all across, really all the key metrics, and we’re continuing to meet and watch those numbers, daily."

There were additional areas of concern as well. 

Dr. Bryce Gartland President of Emory Healthcare Group says non-covid hospitalizations were up significantly. 

FOX 28 Savannah

Governor Brian Kemp is scheduled to hold a hospital roundtable discussion with hospital CEOs throughout Georgia Wednesday afternoon.

Kemp will provide an update on the state’s fight with COVID-19, hear what they are seeing on the ground in their facilities, and discuss plans for vaccine distribution in the coming weeks.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Georgia Department of Public Health reported 424,929 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia and 8,798 confirmed deaths. Health officials are attributing an additional 717 probable deaths to the virus.

Lives lost when ERs break the law

Nov 30, 2018
Georgia Health News

A new investigation by WebMD and Georgia Health News looked into what happens when hospitals break the law that guarantees prompt, and sometimes life-saving, care to anyone who visits an emergency room. The report analyzed ten years worth of violations and found that hospitals in the Southeastern U.S. received the highest number of violations.

Read more about the report, including the stories of the families impacted by EMTALA violations.