Doctors at north Georgia hospital system say they think omicron peak has passed

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — More Georgia hospitals are seeing the number of patients with COVID-19 holding steady or dropping amid the omicron wave.

Channel 2′s Tom Regan was at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, where doctors said they’re seeing some encouraging signs.

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Last week, Northeast Georgia Medical Center was treating 204 patients. On Thursday, that number was down to 179.


Dr. John Delzell said doctors there believe the peak has passed.

“We felt like we peaked a couple of days ago,” Delzell said. “We have kind of of been a little flat. It’s been a longer peak than we wanted to be, but we are definitely going in the right direction now.”

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There are currently nearly 5,000 people in Georgia hospitalized with COVID-19, down from nearly 5,500. At the height of the delta peak, there were 6,000 patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

The week of January 22, Georgia saw 1,702 patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 1,193 (70%) were unvaccinated, 380 (22%) were vaccinated but not boosted and 129 (7%) were vaccinated and boosted.