Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Northeast Health District Added A Record 229 New COVID-19 Cases On Wednesday And Three Deaths Attributed To The Disease

***Critical Care Bed Use Dropped By One***

The Northeast Health District added a record 229 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Department of Public Health Death Status Report on Wednesday, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases was 158.9, just slightly above the record set two days ago of 158.6.

Clarke County led the 10-county region with 69 new cases, but every county in the district added cases. Oconee County added 12 cases.

Oconee County Schools Has Some Late Shift To Distance Learning Option As In-Person Instruction Begins

***School Board Briefed On Opening Plans***

The number of students selecting the distance learning/digital option rather than in-person instruction increased by 165 in last two weeks before school started on Wednesday, Meri Blackburn told the members of Oconee County School Board earlier this week.

Blackburn said that the final figures were 1,111 students (13.4 percent) deciding not to attend in-person classes while 7,167 chose the in-person option.