The seven-day rolling average of added confirmed COVID-19 deaths and of added cases of the disease declined in the Northeast Health District on Saturday with the addition of nine new confirmed deaths from the disease and 182 new cases.
The Department of Public Health had reported 15 deaths on Saturday of last week, and, with the addition of the nine confirmed deaths, the seven-day rolling average of added deaths dropped to 6.3 on Saturday from 7.1 on Friday.
One of the added confirmed deaths was of a 56-year-old male without a chronic condition in Oconee County. The county now has 53 confirmed deaths from the disease. Oconee County also had added a death on Friday.