Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Expert On Georgia Politics Told Oconee County Republicans That Election Outcome On Nov. 3 Was Consistent With Past Trends

***DA Candidate Also Spoke***

University of Georgia political science professor Charles Bullock, in a retrospective on the Nov. 3 election for Oconee County Republicans, said the Democratic victory in the presidential race in Georgia was the result of trends a long time in the making.

“The state has been changing,” Bullock said. “This is not something that has happened over night.” The highwater point for Republicans came in 2004, and since that time Republican strength in the state has been on the decline, he said.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Daily Status Report For Northeast Health District Lists 143 New COVID-19 Cases And Increased Test Positivity

***COVID Patient Numbers Increase At Area Hospitals***

The Northeast Health District added 120 confirmed COVID-19 cases based on molecular tests and 23 cases based on the rapid antigen test in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Monday.

For the second day in a row, the 10-county District did not add any deaths attributed to the novel corona virus in the Daily Status Report.

The Department of Community Health, however, in it Long-Term Care Facility Report on Monday, listed a death of a resident of High Shoals Health and Rehabilitation nursing home, 3450 New High Shoals Road in the west of Oconee County.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds 107 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases But No Deaths In Sunday Department Of Public Health Report

***Hispanics Over-Represented In Cases In Oconee, Clarke Counties***

The Northeast Health District added 107 confirmed COVID-19 cases based on molecular tests with release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Sunday. The Daily Status Report listed no new confirmed deaths attributed to the disease.

The seven-day rolling average of added cases in the District increased to 135.9 on Sunday from 132.3 on Saturday.

Every county in the 10-county District added at least one case. Oconee County added 12 cases and Clarke County added 16. In both counties, the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased on Sunday from Saturday.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Daily Status Report Lists One COVID-19 Death And 162 New Cases In Northeast Health District

***Demographic Analysis Shows Majority Of Clarke Cases Aged 18-29***

The Northeast Health District added a death from COVID-19 on Saturday and 162 new cases of the disease as the Department of Public Health released is Daily Status Report.

The death was of a female in Walton County without a chronic condition identified as 90 or more years of age. The death brings to 77 the number attributed to COVID-19 in Walton County and to 351 the number of deaths from the disease in the 10-County Northeast Health District.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Daily Status Report For Northeast Health District Lists Two COVID-19 Deaths,153 New Cases Of Disease

***Labor Department Data Show Signs of Economic Recovery***

The Northeast Health District added two deaths attributed to COVID-19 with the release of the Friday Daily Status Report, 123 confirmed cases of the disease based on molecular testing, and 30 cases identified through antigen tests.

The deaths were of a 69-year-old male in Barrow County without a chronic condition and of a 78-year-old male in Walton County, also without a chronic condition. The death brings to 57 the number in Barrow County from the disease, to 76 the number in Walton County, and to 350 the number in the Northeast Health District.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds 227 New COVID-19 Cases With Release Of Thursday Department Of Public Health Report

***No New Deaths Attributed to Disease Reported***

The Northeast Health District added 188 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 based on molecular testing on Thursday, the largest number the 10-county District has added since Sept. 15–and an additional 39 cases based on rapid antigen tests.

The seven-day rolling average of added confirmed cases in the Department of Public Health Daily Status report increased from 133.3 on Wednesday to 137.4 on Thursday. The last time the seven-day rolling average was that high in the District was on Sept. 18.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Daily Status Report Lists Five COVID-19 Deaths and 189 New COVID-19 Cases In Northeast Health District

***One Confirmed And One Probable COVID Death In Clarke***

The Northeast Health District added five deaths attributed to COVID-19 with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Wednesday, 138 confirmed COVID-19 cases based on molecular tests, and 51 cases based on antigen rapid tests.

The seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased from 1.4 deaths per day on Tuesday to 1.6 on Wednesday, the seven-day rolling average of added cases based on the molecular test increased from 129.7 to 133.3, and the seven-day rolling average of added antigen cases dropped from 49.1 to 46.9.