Friday, November 13, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds 168 COVID-19 Cases; Oconee County Schools Reports Large Increase In Active Cases, Quarantines

***No New Deaths From Disease In District***

The Northeast Health District added 134 new COVID-19 cases based on molecular tests in Friday’s Department of Public Health Daily Status Report, resulting in an increase in the rolling average of added cases per day to just less than 100 cases.

The Northeast Health District also added 34 cases resulting from positive antigen or rapid tests, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases based on that test declined to 45.0 from 51.3 on Thursday.

The Daily Status Report did not add any new deaths from the disease with the release of the Daily Status Report on Friday, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped from 2.4 on Thursday to 1.9 on Friday.

Oconee County Elections Officials Begin Manual Count Of Presidential Votes On Friday

***Using Paper Tally Sheets***

Oconee County Elections officials will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday at the Board of Elections and Registration Office at 10 Court Street in Watksinville what is being called a Risk Limiting Audit of the 25,399 votes cast in the county in the Nov. 3 election.

Cameras will record the work of the elections teams in the room where the audit is being conducted, according to Jennifer Stone, assistant director of Elections and Registration for the county.

Citizens can sit in the lobby of the Elections and Registration Office and watch the work of the auditors as it progresses.