Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Northeast Heath District Adds 87 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, Pushing Up Rolling Average Again

***Two Deaths Added In Two State Reports***

The Northeast Health District added 87 confirmed cases of COVID-19 based on molecular tests on Wednesday, pushing up the seven-day rolling average of added cases for the third day in a row.

The 10-county District added one death from the disease in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report.

The death was of a 67-year-old male from Walton County with a chronic condition.

Walton county now has 71 deaths from the disease in the Daily Status Report, the highest number in the Northeast Health District and the fourth highest in deaths per population, behind Greene County, Oglethorpe and Oconee County, in that order.

Oconee County Republicans Maintain Strong Advantage Across The Board In Tuesday Races

***Incumbent Legislators Hold Seats***

Oconee County Republicans gave little ground in the elections on Tuesday, holding at 70 percent of the vote in most of the national, state and local elections.

Donald Trump got 65.9 percent of the vote in the county, down from 67.4 four years ago. And Joseph Biden got 32.4 percent of the vote, up from the 28.0 percent of Hillary Clinton in 2016.

But Oconee County gave 72.2 percent of its vote to incumbent Republican Board of Commissioners Chair John Daniell, 71.6 percent of its vote to incumbent Republican Tim Burgess in the race for Post 4 on the Board of Education, and 70.4 to Republican Michael Ransom in the Board of Education Post 5 race.