Thursday, August 13, 2020

Northeast Health District Added 85 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases on Thursday; Seven-Day Rolling Average Of Added Cases Dropped

***Oconee Schools Report No New COVID-19 Diagnoses***

The Northeast Health District added 85 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to its lowest level going back to July 27.

The District added one death, of an 85-year-old male in Walton County, but the Department of Public Health removed a death listed on Wednesday in Barrow County.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Department Of Public Health Lists Three New COVID-19 Deaths In Northeast Health District

***Oconee County Schools Reports First COVID-19 Confirmed Case***

The Department of Public Health reported three deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District on Wednesday, and the District has now reported at least one death from the disease in seven of the last 10 days.

The seven-day rolling average of added deaths remained unchanged from Tuesday at 1.9. The 10-county District added three deaths last Wednesday.

Consultants Tell Oconee County School Board Members They Do Not Like Changes County Has Made Or Proposed For Malcom Bridge Road

***Board Hired Firm To Evaluate County Road Plans***

Matt Tanner from Breedlove Land Planning Inc. of Bishop and Atlanta does not like any of the options being considered by the Oconee County Board of Commissioners for a redesigned parent entrance to Malcom Bridge Middle School.

He also does not like the roundabout the Board has built at the bus entrance to Malcom Bridge Middle School and Malcom Bridge Elementary School.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Northeast Heath District Joins The State In Reporting Large Numbers of COVID-19 Cases And Deaths

***Rolling Averages Of Cases And Deaths Increase In Region***

The 10-county Northeast Health District does not always reflect the general patterns of the state when the Department of Public Health releases its Daily Status Report on COVID-19 each day, but it did so on Tuesday.

The day the state recorded a record 137 deaths, the Northeast Health District recorded two–not a record number, but enough to push the seven-day rolling average of added deaths to 1.9, a level last reached on July 16.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds 82 COVID-19 Cases But No Deaths; Seven-Day Rolling Averages Stable

***Schools Report No COVID-19 Cases After Opening***

The Northeast Health District added 82 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday with the release of the Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health, resulting in a seven-day rolling average of added cases basically unchanged from Sunday.

The 10-county District did not add any deaths, as had been the case a week ago, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths remained unchanged at 1.7.

Sunday, August 09, 2020

Voters In Five Of Oconee County’s 12 Precincts Will Have A Different Polling Place On Nov. 3

***Heavy Turnout Is Expected***

Voters in five of Oconee County’s 12 precincts will be voting in a different location on Nov. 3 than in the past as a result of action taken by the Oconee County Board of Elections and Registration last week.

Voters in Farmington and Bishop precincts will vote at Bishop Baptist Church, 1110 Old Bishop Road, rather than at the community centers of the two cities, as has been the case in the past.

Northeast Health District Reports 59 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases On Sunday, The Smallest Number In Nearly A Month

***No New COVID-19 Deaths Reported***

The Northeast Health District added 59 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the smallest number it has added going back to July 12, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 151.0 from 156.4 on Saturday.

The Department of Public Health reported that Oconee County added five cases and Clarke County added 20. Two counties–Greene and Oglethorpe–did not add any cases.