Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds 116 New COVID-19 Cases; Rolling Average Of Added Cases Increases Fourth Day In Row

***No New Deaths From Disease Reported***

The Northeast Health District added 116 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, pushing up the seven-day rolling average of added cases to 89.0 from 87.0 the day earlier. That rolling average has increased each of the last four days.

The Department of Public Health Daily Status Report listed no new deaths in the Northeast Health District, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped to 1.4 on Wednesday from 1.7 on Tuesday.

Three Democratic Candidates Seeking To Represent Oconee County In General Assembly Respond To 13 Questions In Virtual Candidate Forum

***Forum Marred by Bombing***

The three Democratic candidates seeking to represent Oconee County in the General Assembly in January gave mostly similar answers to a wide range of questions, from the impact of redistricting on the county to the COVID-19 pandemic, in a virtual candidate forum on Monday night.

The three Republican incumbents chose not to participate in the citizen-organized forum, so only Democratic candidates, Mokah Johnson for House District 117, Jonathan Wallace for House District 119, and Zachary Perry for Senate District 46, were in the session.