Georgia reopens COVID-19 surge facility in convention center

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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The reopened COVID-19 surge facility will have the staff and equipment required to take care of coronavirus patients more significantly ill than those the center was established for in April.

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Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced the surge facility set up at the Georgia World Congress Center will start receiving COVID-19 patients Aug. 3. If required, the facility will at first have 60 beds offered for COVID-19 clients but has the capability to broaden to 120 beds. Atlanta-based Grady Memorial Hospital will lead scientific oversight at the convention center.

Rise beds were very first established at the Georgia World Congress Center in April, according to The Augusta Chronicle. Just a handful of recovering COVID-19 patients got care at the center in the preliminary months of the pandemic, after which it was dismantled.

On July 31, the state reported that there were nearly 3,200 individuals getting care in Georgia health centers, but vital care beds were 86 percent complete, The Augusta Chronicle reports.

Georgia has actually resumed a surge center in Atlanta for brand-new coronavirus patients as cases in the state spike.

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Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced the surge center set up at the Georgia World Congress Center will start getting COVID-19 clients Aug. 3. The center will at first have 60 beds available for COVID-19 patients however has the capability to broaden to 120 beds if needed. Atlanta-based Grady Memorial Hospital will lead medical oversight at the convention.