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.