Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Northeast Health District Adds 12 COVID-19 Deaths And 72 New Cases Of Disease

*** Rolling Averages Confirmed Cases Unchanged, Cases Down***

The Northeast Health District added eight confirmed deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the Wednesday Department of Public Health Daily Status Report.

The Department of Community Health also reported four deaths in the District in its Wednesday Long-Term Care Facility Report.

The District added 72 new cases of COVID-19 in the Department of Public Health Report.

Date For Watkinsville Called Election Following Resignation Of Mayor Not Yet Set

***County Waiting On Decisions To Be Made On Thursday***

The Oconee County Board of Elections and Registration on Monday postponed any decision on a special election in Watkinsville–necessitated by the abrupt resignation of Bob Smith as mayor--pending action taken by the Council on Thursday evening.

Elections Board Chair Rebecca Anglin said at the Monday meeting that although Smith resigned as mayor at the Mayor and Council meeting on March 17, she has not yet been told which offices might need to be filled in a special election.