The Northeast Health District added a record 16 confirmed deaths in Wednesday’s Department of Public Health Daily Status Report, with one of them in Oconee County. Eleven of those deaths were in Walton County.
In addition, the District added six deaths in the Department of Community Health Long-Term Care Report. Two of those were in Oconee County.
The District added 341 new cases of the disease, and the seven-day rolling average of added cases declined on Wednesday from Tuesday.