Sunday, December 13, 2020

Northeast Health District Adds 330 COVID-19 Cases In Daily Status Report; Area Hospitals Report ICU Bed Use Exceeds Normal Capacity

***No New Deaths From COVID-19 Reported***

The Northeast Health District added 308 confirmed COVID-19 cases based on molecular tests, according to the Sunday Department of Public Health Daily Status Report, as well as 22 cases based on antigen tests. No new deaths from the disease were listed in the Report.

Based on the combined addition of 330 cases, the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased to 329.1, up from 295.1 average added cases on Saturday.

Rezone Hearings For Proposed Shopping Center At Mars Hill Road And Oconee Connector Postponed

***Applicant Asked For More Time***

At the request of the property owner, Oconee County has postponed the public hearing scheduled for Monday on the proposal for a major shopping center at the corner of the Oconee Connector and Mars Hill Road.

Deferred Tax LLC of Lawrenceville, which owns the 47-acres being proposed for development, asked the county to postpone the Planning Commission meeting originally scheduled for Monday until Jan. 19, and the final vote of the Board of Commissioners until Feb. 2.