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.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Northeast Health District Experiences Drops in Average Number Of COVID-19 Cases And Deaths On Wednesday

***University Of Georgia Also Reports Drop In Cases***

The seven-day rolling average of added COVID-19 cases and deaths declined in the Northeast Health District on Wednesday with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report.

The 10-county District added no deaths attributed to the virus, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths declined from 2.1 on Tuesday to 1.7 on Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Georgia Sen. Cowsert Tells Oconee County Republicans To Turn Out In Support Of Oconee County House Candidates Gaines And Wiedower

***Says Republican Control Needed For Redistricting***

State Sen. Bill Cowsert called on Oconee County Republicans to turn out to vote in the Nov. 3 election to make sure that Houston Gaines and Marcus Wiedower, who represent the county in the Georgia House, are sent back to Atlanta to protect the party during redistricting.

Cowsert, who, like Gaines and Wiedower, has Democratic opposition on the November ballot, was dismissive of the possibility that he might be defeated, but he said the districts Gaines and Wiedower represent are “close, very close” and “if we don’t get out and vote for them” they can be defeated.

Four Counties In Northeast Health District Add COVID-19 Deaths With Release Of Tuesday Daily Status Report

***Rolling Averages Of Added Cases In Oconee, Clarke Decline***

Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, and Walton counties all added a death from COVID-19 with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Tuesday, and the Northeast Health District, of which the four counties are a part, added 215 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The four deaths in the 10-county district were 8.3 percent of the 48 deaths added across the 159 counties in Georgia in the Daily Status Report on Tuesday, and the 215 cases were 13.7 percent of the 1,571 cases added statewide.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds 72 COVID-19 Cases On Monday, But No Deaths, In Department Of Public Health Report

***Department Of Community Health Lists Two COVID Deaths***

The Northeast Health District added 72 COVID-19 cases with the release of the Daily Status Report on Monday, more than the 59 added on Monday of last week, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased slightly from 169.0 on Sunday to 170.9.

The Daily Status Report, issued by the Department of Public Health, listed no new COVID-19 deaths in the 10-county Northeast Health District on Monday, and the seven-day rolling average remained unchanged at 1.9. The District had no deaths listed in the Daily Status Report last Monday.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds Three COVID Deaths--Two In Oconee--And Seven-Day Rolling Averages Of Added Deaths, Cases Increase

***Jackson County Also Adds COVID-19 Death***

The Northeast Health District added 112 COVID-19 cases on Sunday and three COVID-19 deaths, two of them in Oconee County. The seven-day rolling averages of cases and deaths increased slightly from Saturday.

The two Oconee County deaths were of a 65-year-old female without a chronic condition and of an 89-year-old male, also without a chronic condition.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Rolling Averages of Added COVID-19 Cases And Deaths Drop For Second Day In Northeast Health District

***Death Is Second In Two Days In Walton County***

The Northeast Health District added 169 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and a single death from the disease, resulting in a decline in the seven-day rolling averages of added cases and deaths for the second day in a row.

The death listed in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report was of a female from Walton County without a known chronic condition. Her age was listed as 90 plus.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds Two COVID-19 Deaths In Department of Public Health Report, Including One In Oconee

***Oconee County Schools Report 10 Active COVID-19 Cases***

The Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Friday listed 190 new Northeast Health District COVID-19 cases and two COVID-19 deaths–one in Oconee County–resulting in small drops in the seven-day rolling averages of cases and deaths.

The death in Oconee County was of a 63-year-old female without a chronic condition, while the second death was of an 80-year-male without a known chronic condition in Walton County.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds Two COVID-19 Deaths–One In Clarke County–And 161 COVID-19 Cases

***Area Hospitals See Increase In COVID-19 Patients, ICU Bed Use***

The 10-county Northeast Health District added 161 COVID-19 cases and two deaths attributed to the disease with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Thursday.

Every county in the District added cases on Thursday, with Oconee County adding five and Clarke County adding 96. The District contributed 8.3 percent of the cases in the state, down from 9.9 percent on Wednesday. The District is 5.0 percent of the state’s population.

New Voting Locations Reviewed At Oconee County Board Of Elections And Registration Meeting

***Athens Academy Moved to Nations Church***

Fran Leathers, chair of the Oconee County Board of Elections and Registration, told fellow Board members at their meeting last week that she had found a new voting home for Precinct 11, which formerly voted at Athens Academy.

On Nov. 3, the 2,758 registered voters in that precinct who opt to cast a ballot in person on election day will do so at Nations Church, 8780 Macon Highway, just south of the entrance to Athens Ridge student apartment complex.

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds 207 COVID-19 Cases and Three COVID-19 Deaths In Wednesday Daily Status Report

***University Of Georgia Reports 714 COVID-19 Positive Local Tests***

The Northeast Health District added 207 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths from the disease in the Department of Public Health’s Daily Status Report on Wednesday.

The new cases pushed the seven-day rolling average of added cases up to 219.4 on Wednesday from 216.9 on Tuesday. The seven-day rolling average of added deaths remained unchanged at 2.0 deaths per day.

Georgia House Candidate Wallace Focuses On Healthcare, Pandemic In Comments To Oconee County Democrats

***U.S. Senate Candidate Winfield Proposes Federal Job Guarantee***

Jonathan Wallace said he first decided to run to represent Georgia House District 119 in the special election back in 2017 largely because of his desire to provide support for public education in the state.

Once he was elected and served in the General Assembly in 2018, Wallace said, the range of issues that concerned him broadened, with the COVID-19 pandemic now taking center stage.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds 285 COVID-19 Cases and Two Deaths From Disease In Light Reporting Day Following Holiday

***Deaths In Oconee And Clarke Counties***

The seven-day rolling averages of added COVID-19 cases and deaths in the Northeast Health District dropped on Tuesday, a day on which reporting to the Department of Public Health likely was suppressed by the holiday.

The Department of Public Health did add 285 cases in the 10-county Northeast Health District, with 206 of those from Clarke County. Oconee County added 13 case.

Monday, September 07, 2020

Department Of Public Health Reports Only 59 COVID-19 Cases In Northeast Health District On Monday, And No Deaths From Disease

***District Has Nearly 10 Percent Of Cases, Five Percent Of Population***

The Northeast Health District added only 59 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Monday, but it contributed just less than 10 percent of the cases added in the entire state.

Mondays usually are light reporting days to the Daily Status Report, and the state added only 612 cases on Monday, Labor Day. This was the first time the state had added fewer than 1,000 COVID-19 cases since June 22.

Sunday, September 06, 2020

Seven-Day Rolling Averages Of COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Increase Again On Sunday In Northeast Health District

***Sunday Averages Set New Records***

The seven-day rolling averages of COVID-19 cases and deaths continued to increase in the Northeast Health District with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Sunday.

Sunday traditionally is a day of light reporting, and the 10-county District added only 108 cases, but that figure was up from the 102 reported on Sunday a week ago, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased to 227.3 from 226.4 on Saturday.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Clarke County Added 277 COVID-19 Cases And Two COVID-19 Deaths With Release Of Daily Status Report On Saturday

***More Than A Third Of Clarke County’s Cases Recorded Since UGA Reopened***

Clarke County reported 277 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two deaths from the disease on Saturday with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report.

The 277 new COVID-19 cases top the previous record of 173 recorded by the county on Thursday. Clarke County has recorded 1,346 new COVID-19 cases since the University of Georgia began the Fall semester on Aug. 20, or just more than a third of the 3,687 cases recorded in the county.

Time And Date Set For Oconee County Board Of Education Virtual Candidate Forum

***Registration Required; Citizens Pose Questions***

The four candidates seeking election to the Oconee County Board of Education in November have agreed to meet in a virtual candidate forum via Zoom from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 17.

The forum is open to the public, but those wishing to participate are being asked to register in advance.

Citizens also are being given a chance to submit questions to be posed to the four candidates.

Friday, September 04, 2020

Rolling Averages of COVID-19 Cases And Deaths Increase On Friday In Northeast Health District

***Oconee County Schools Reports Drop In Active COVID-19 Cases***

The 10-county Northeast Health District added 201 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and four deaths from the disease with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Friday.

The seven-day rolling average of added cases increased from 184.1 on Thursday to 192.3 on Friday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths increased from 2.6 on Thursday to 2.9 on Friday.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Clarke County Adds Record New COVID-19 Confirmed Cases, Pushing Seven-Day Rolling Average For Northeast Health District To New High

***Clarke Also Adds A COVID-19 Death***

Led by the addition of COVID-19 cases in Clarke County, the seven-day rolling average of added cases in the 10-county Northeast Health District increased to 184.1 on Thursday from 165.4 the day before.

The Department of Public Health Daily Status Report listed 173 new cases of the disease in Clarke County, the largest single-day increase ever recorded in the county. The earlier record had been 154 new cases on Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Seven-Day Rolling Averages Of COVID-19 Cases And Deaths In Northeast Health District Climb on Wednesday

***Across The State, Cases Are Declining***

The Northeast Health District added 189 confirmed COVID-19 cases and three deaths attributed to the disease with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Wednesday.

The seven-day rolling average of added cases in the 10-county district jumped from 159.6 on Tuesday to 165.4 on Wednesday, the highest point that average has ever reached. The previous high had been 160.4 a month ago, on Aug. 2.

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds Record Number Of Deaths From COVID-19 And Of Confirmed Cases Of The Disease

***Clarke County Leads In Deaths And Cases***

The Department of Public Health, in Tuesday’s Daily Status Report, listed 10 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the Northeast Health District, a record number for a single day, with four of those deaths in Athens-Clarke County.

The Northeast Health District also added 294 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, also a record, with 154 of those in Clarke County.