Saturday, March 13, 2021

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

***Cases Increase In Oconee And Clarke Counties***

The Northeast Health District added only 69 COVID-19 cases and one death from the disease on Saturday, and the seven-day rolling average of both continued to decline.

The Department of Public Health Daily Status Report listed the death of an 82-year-old male in Walton County with a chronic condition as the sole confirmed death, bringing to 216 the number of COVID-19 deaths in Walton County and to 820 in the District.

The seven-day rolling average of added deaths fell to 2.0 and now has declined three days in a row.

Small Number Of Oconee County Voters Likely To Decide Future Of Education Sales Tax

Early Voting Turnout Very Light

Only 1,282 voters cast a ballot in early voting, which ended Friday, or returned an absentee ballot, making it almost certain that a very small percentage of Oconee County’s 31,965 registered voters is going to decide the fate of a major educational tax referendum.

Oconee County Schools is asking citizens to approve a new Education Local Option Sales Tax–effectively continuing the one in place–and authorize issuance of general obligation bonds for up to $42,950,000 to finance construction of a list of new capital projects.