Saturday, November 21, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds 337 New COVID-19 Cases And Four Deaths From Disease, Resulting In Increases In Rolling Averages

***Deaths In Oconee And Clarke Counties***

The Northeast Health District added 163 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday based on molecular tests and 174 cases based on antigen rapid tests as well as four deaths from the disease with the release of the Daily Status Report.

One of the added deaths was in Oconee County, and another was in Clarke County.

The seven-day rolling average of added confirmed cases based on the molecular test as well as added cases from the less reliable antigen tests increased, as did the rolling average of added deaths in the 10-county District.

Risk-Limiting Audit Moved Three Votes In Oconee County

***Hand Count Resulted In Changes For Three Absentee Ballots***

President Donald Trump gained one vote in Oconee County and Joseph Biden lost two votes as a result of the Risk-Limiting Audit Full Hand Count of the presidential vote completed locally on Monday.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified the results on Friday, and Gov. Brian Kemp announced he would sign the paperwork to allocate Georgia’s 16 Electoral College votes to Biden.

Trump has two days to demand yet another audit, this one conducted by machine, since he lost by less than a half percentage point. The final gap statewide was 12,284 votes, or 0.2 percentage points.