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Gwinnett Med Hit with Computer Virus, Diverting Some Patients

The hospital is still accepting emergency patients, but others are being asked to go to other facilities.

A spokeswoman told Patch Friday that their computer system has been struck by a virus.

Beth Okun said the virus was identified on Wednesday. "What this means is that there may be a slight delay at registration as we are operating on a paper system." She is unsure when the computers will be back up and running but that GMC will be operating on a downtime system through the weekend.

The hospital will continue to accept all emergency cases. However, they are diverting level two trauma cases. "If someone has a sore throat or sprained ankle, we're asking them to contact other providers," said Okun.

Okun adds the virus affected the interconnectivity of its computers and stressed that has not affected any of the life-saving equipment used in the hospital.

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