Monday June 14th, 2021 4:19PM

COVID-19: Temporary medical unit headed for Gainesville as state preps for virus peak

By B.J. Williams Assistant News Director

During Gov. Brian Kemp's coronavirus update Monday at the State Capitol in Atlanta, the governor said the state will set up four temporary medical units across the state, one of them in Gainesville.  

"As I’ve mentioned previously, the state purchased four temporary medical units to expand bed capacity and strategically deploy based on need," Kemp said. "In Rome, we will have one unit operational by April 21, and in Albany, we will have a second unit operational on April 28. We will also have one unit in Gainesville and one unit in Macon, both set to become operational on May 5."

Kemp did not give specific information on where the temporary unit in Gainesville would be placed.

The Georgia National Guard is in the process of setting up a 200-bed COVID-19 care facility at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta to care for patients who need hospitalization but do not need to be placed in critical care units. 

The latest prediction for the peak of coronavirus cases in Georgia is April 26. 


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