Friday, February 19, 2021

Oconee County Adds COVID-19 Death, But Rolling Averages Of Added COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Decline In Northeast Health District

***Oconee County Schools Reports Drops In Cases, Quarantines***

Oconee County added its 56th confirmed COVID-19 deaths on Friday with the release of the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report.

The death was one of 12 confirmed deaths in the 10-county Northeast Health District, which also added 172 new cases of the disease.

The seven-day rolling average of added cases and confirmed deaths declined, as the District had added 210 cases and 16 deaths on Friday of last week.

Analysis Of COVID-19 Death Number In State Health Reports Suggests Undercounts For Oconee County, Northeast Health District, State

***Oconee County Facility Reports Highlight Problem***

On Jan. 11, Oconee County’s St. Gabriel of Athens personal care home off Virgil Langford Road reported to the Department of Community Health its first two deaths from COVID-19 among its residents.

On Jan. 20, St. Gabriel’s reported three more deaths from COVID-19, and on Jan. 26 it reported one more death.

The next day, Jan. 27, it reported two more, bringing its total to eight.