Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds One COVID-19 Death And 96 New Confirmed Cases Of Disease

***University Of Georgia Reports Drop In Positive Tests***

With the addition of one new COVID-19 death and 96 new cases of the disease in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Wednesday, the seven-day rolling averages of deaths and cases in the Northeast Health District edged up just lightly.

The death was of a male in Jackson County with a chronic condition listed as 90 plus in age. Jackson County now has 33 deaths, and the Northeast Health District has 255.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Northeast Health District Records One COVID-19 Death And 110 Confirmed Cases In Tuesday Daily Status Report

***Death Is Morgan County’s Third***

The Department of Public Health reported one new COVID-19 death in the 10-county Northeast Health District on Tuesday and 110 new confirmed cases of the disease.

The new death was of a 65-year-old male in Morgan County without a chronic condition. It is only the third death from COVID-19 in the county since the pandemic began.

Morgan County has the lowest ratio of deaths per population of the District, just below Elbert County, which also has three deaths from the virus.

Oconee County Elections Director Says Procedures In Place To Prevent Double Voting

***More Than 1,000 Ballots Already Cast***

At of the end of the day on Monday, Oconee County’s Elections and Registration Office had received and processed 6,064 absentee ballot requests from the county’s 31,278 registered voters.

The Secretary of State Office has hired a vender who is mailing out the ballots, and that process is underway.

In fact, by the end of the day on Monday, 1,076 of the county’s voters already had returned a ballot–completing their voting process for the Nov. 3 election.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds Four COVID-19 Deaths In State Health Reports On Monday

***Unemployment Rates Improve As COVID-19 Cases Decline***

The Northeast Health District added two COVID-19 deaths in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Monday and two additional deaths in the Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Facility Report.

The Department of Public Health Daily Status Report listed the death of an 85-year-old male with a chronic condition in Greene County and of a female without a chronic condition aged 90 plus in Walton County.

June 9 Primary Vote Analysis Supports Claims Of Republican Candidates That House District 117 And 119 Races Tight

***Turnout Likely To Determine Outcome***

State Rep. Houston Gaines’ comments to Oconee County Republicans were unvarnished.

“We both have a significant challenge coming up in November,” Gaines said, speaking for himself and Rep. Marcus Wiedower. “It’s going to be a real fight.”

Gaines was speaking at the end of July when the Oconee County Republican Party opened its campaign headquarters at 1050 Barber Creek Drive, off Mars Hill Road.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds 28 COVID-19 Cases On Sunday; Seven-Day Rolling Average Of Added Cases Lowest Since July 5

***One Death From Virus Pushes Up Rolling Average***

The Northeast Health District added 28 cases of COVID on Sunday with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report, the fewest cases it has added since June 28, also a Sunday.

The seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 79.7 in the 10-county Northeast Health District, the lowest rolling average since July 5. The seven-day rolling average had been 83.3 on Saturday.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Clarke County Added COVID-19 Death On Saturday, And Seven-Day Rolling Average Of Added Deaths In Northeast Health District Increased

***Deaths In Barrow And Jackson Counties As Well***

Clarke County recorded its 44th death from COVID-19 with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Saturday, the second death in the county from the disease listed in the Report in as many days.

The Daily Status Report listed two deaths from COVID-19 in Barrow County and one in Jackson County, and the four additional deaths brought the seven-day rolling average of added deaths in the 10-county Northeast Health District up slightly to 1.1 from 1.0 on Friday.