Saturday, April 10, 2021

Rolling Averages of Added COVID-19 Cases And Confirmed Deaths Continue To Decline In Northeast Health District

***Oconee County Adds “Probable” Death From Disease***

With the addition of only 35 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the seven-day rolling average of added cases in the Northeast Health District fell for the third day in a row.

The District added no confirmed deaths from the disease, and the seven-day rolling average of added deaths fell for the second day.

Friday, April 09, 2021

Rolling Averages For Added COVID-19 Cases And Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths Decrease In Northeast Health District

***Oconee Leads District In Percent Of Population Vaccinated***

The seven-day rolling averages of added COVID-19 cases and confirmed deaths from the disease fell on Friday with the release of the Department of Public Health’s Daily Status Report.

The District added 65 cases and four confirmed deaths.

Two of the confirmed deaths were in Clarke County, and the other two were in Walton County.

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Northeast Health District Adds 44 New COVID-19 Cases, Three Deaths From Disease; Rolling Averages Of Added Cases Down, Deaths Up

***Oconee Vaccination Rate: 20.5 percent; Clarke Rate: 14.5***

The seven-day rolling average of added cases of COVID-19 dropped in the Northeast Health District on Thursday, but the seven-day rolling average of added confirmed deaths from the disease increased slightly.

The Department of Public Health added only 44 new cases of the disease, but it reported three new confirmed deaths in its Thursday Daily Status Report.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Northeast Health District Adds 64 New COVID-19 Cases And Six COVID-19 Deaths In State Health Reports

***Area Hospitals Report Increase In COVID-19 Patients***

The Northeast Health District added 64 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and five confirmed deaths from the disease, resulting in a decrease in the rolling average of added cases and an increase in the rolling average of added deaths.

Two of the confirmed deaths listed in the Wednesday Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health were in Clarke County. Those deaths were of 56 year-old and 60-year-old females, neither of whom had a chronic condition.

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Decline In Rolling Averages Of Added Cases And Deaths Halted In Northeast Health District

***State Releases Data On Vaccination Rates At County Level***

With the addition of 50 new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths from the disease in Tuesday’s Daily Status Report, the seven-day rolling average of added cases increased in the Northeast Health District while the rolling average of added deaths from the disease remained unchanged.

The increase in the rolling average of added cases, to 58.0 on Tuesday from 55.9 on Monday, reversed a five-day drop in the rolling average of added cases.

The seven-day rolling average of added deaths stood at 1.6 deaths per day. That average had dropped six days in a row prior to Tuesday.

Bill Approved By General Assembly To Prevent Defunding Of Police Will Have Little Impact In Oconee County

***Only Watkinsville Falls Under Restrictions Set In Place***

Oconee County Rep. Houston Gaines promoted his House Bill 286 as a way to keep local governments from reducing funding of police, but its focus is quite narrow and it will have limited effect in Oconee County if it becomes law.

The bill would constrain the budget decisions of the City of Watkinsville, but it would not affect budgeting in the county’s other three cities or of Oconee County government itself.

The bill targets cities with police departments and the 12 counties in the state that also have police departments.

Monday, April 05, 2021

Daily Status Report Lists 36 COVID-19 Cases, No Deaths From Disease In Northeast Health District

***Rolling Averages Drop Five Days In Row***

The rolling averages of added cases of COVID-19 and added confirmed deaths from the disease continued to decline in the Northeast Health District on Monday with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report.

The last increase in the case average was six days ago, and the last increase in the rolling average of confirmed deaths was nine days ago.

The District added only 36 cases of COVID-19, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases dropped to 55.9 from 57.1 on Sunday.

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Changes Are Slight, But Rolling Averages Of Added COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Continue To Fall In Northeast Health District

***Small Drop In COVID-19 Patients At Area Hospitals***

The seven-day rolling averages of both added COVID-19 cases and of deaths from the disease dipped just slightly in the Northeast Health District on Sunday, the fourth day in a row in which both averages declined.

The Department of Public Health’s Daily Status Report listed 48 new cases of COVID-19 in the 10-county Northeast Health District and no new deaths from the disease.

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Rolling Averages COVID-19 Cases, Deaths In Northeast Health District Fall Again On Saturday

***Mass Vaccination Scheduled For April 17 At Civic Center***

The rolling averages of both COVID-19 cases and deaths from the disease dropped for the third day running in the Northeast Health District with the release of the Daily Status Report by the Department of Public Health on Saturday.

The Daily Status Report listed two deaths: a 90-plus-year-old female in Clarke County without a chronic condition and an 82-year-old female from Oglethorpe County, also without a chronic condition.

The deaths bring to 880 the number in the District since February of last year.

Friday, April 02, 2021

Rolling Averages of Added COVID-19 Cases, Confirmed Deaths, Drop For Second Day In Row In Northeast Health District

***Oconee School Cases Decline From Week Earlier***

For the second day in a row, the seven-day rolling average of added COVID-19 cases and of added confirmed deaths from the disease fell in the Northeast Health District with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report.

Oconee County Schools also reported a large drop in the number of Active Cases of COVID-19 in the schools.

Oconee County Commission Chair Gave Time Line, Details Of SR 316 Transformation At Town Hall Meeting

***Malcom Bridge Road And Other Road Projects Discussed***

Between 2024 and 2027, the Georgia Department of Transportation will construct full interchanges with flyovers on SR 316 at the Oconee Connector and at Jimmy Daniell Road as well as a flyover of Virgil Langford Road without on and off ramps.

These projects will be “bundled,” Oconee County Board of Commissioners Chair John Daniell told in-person and remote participants in a Town Hall meeting last week.

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Seven-Day Rolling Averages Of COVID-19 Cases, Confirmed Deaths From Disease Decrease

***Number Of COVID-19 Patients At Area Hospitals Down***

The rolling averages of both added COVID-19 cases and added deaths from the disease dropped in the Northeast Health District on Thursday with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report.

The District added 61 cases and a single death–of an 88-year-old female in Elbert County without a chronic condition.

The death was the 54th in Elbert County, which has the highest death rate in the District with 285 deaths per 100,000 population.