Monday, September 21, 2020

Northeast Health District Has One Death Listed In Department of Public Health Report And Another In Department of Community Health Report

***COVID-19 Hospital Numbers Up***

The Northeast Health District added two COVID-19 Deaths On Monday, one in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report and the other in the Department of Community Affairs Long-Term Care Facility Report. 

The death listed in the Department Public Health report was of an 81-year-female in Walton County without a known chronic condition.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds 53 New COVID-19 Cases, And Rolling Average of Added Cases Continues To Decline

***No New COVID Deaths In Public Health Report***

The Northeast Health District added only 53 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, traditionally a slow day of reporting, but the number of added cases was lower than a week ago, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped for the sixth day in a row.

Oconee County added two cases with the release of the Daily Status Report, and Clarke County added 19. Even with the small number of cases, all of the remaining eight counties in the 10-county district except Greene and Elbert added cases.

Proper Role Of Board Of Education Is A Question In Oconee County Candidate Forum

***Should Board Members Respond To Citizen Emails?***

Incumbent Oconee County Board of Education Post 4 Member Tim Burgess had some advice for the three other candidates seeking a spot on the Board at Thursday’s night’s virtual candidate forum.

The Board is a governing body, Burgess said, and it hires a superintendent to run the schools.

Most of the issues that come before the Board are operational issues, Burgess said, and the Board should not get involved in those issues until after school administrators have tried to resolve them.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Oconee County Adds Second Death From COVID-19 In As Many Days With Release Of Saturday Public Health Report

***Barrow County Added Two Deaths***

For the second day in a row, Oconee County added a death attributed to COVID-19 with the release of the Daily Status Report by the Department of Public Health on Saturday.

Barrow County added two deaths, bringing the total number of new deaths added in the 10-county Northeast Health District to three and the total since March to 242.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Oconee And Clarke Counties Add COVID-19 Deaths With Friday Release Of Department Of Public Health Report

***Oconee County Schools List 10 Active Cases***

The Department of Public Health on Friday listed seven deaths attributed to COVID-19 in its Daily Status Report for the 10-county Northeast Health District, including one in Oconee County and three in Clarke County.

The seven-day rolling average of added deaths from the corona virus in the Northeast Health District increased to 2.4 on Friday from 1.7 on Saturday.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Clarke County Jackson Counties Add COVID-19 Deaths In Release Of Thursday Daily Status Report

***Northeast Health District Adds 133 COVID-19 Cases***

Clarke County recorded another death attributed to COVID-19 in the Thursday Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health, as did Jackson County, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease in the Northeast Health District to 232, up from 220 a week ago.

The District had added two deaths on Thursday of last week, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths remained unchanged from Wednesday at 1.7.

State Representative Wiedower Filed A Revised Campaign Disclosure Report Following Complaint About Dates Of Contributions

***Wiedower Said Misdating Was An “Oversight”***

State Representative Marcus Wiedower filed a revised campaign contribution report on Tuesday after a member of the Athens-Clarke County Democratic Committee filed a complaint accusing Wiedower of illegally accepting campaign contributions during this year’s legislative session.

In filing the revised Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report for Jan. 31, 2020, Wiedower changed the dates on 21 contributions that previously had been listed as having been received on Jan. 17, 22, and 23.