Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Rolling Average Added COVID-19 Cases Drops In Northeast Health District; No New Confirmed Deaths From Disease Reported

***COVID-19 Hospital Patients Increase Five Days In Row***

The Northeast Health District added 50 cases of COVID-19 in the Department of Public Health Daily Status Report on Tuesday, leading to a drop in the seven-day rolling average of added cases for the second day in a row.

The District did not add any confirmed deaths attributed to the disease, and the seven-day rolling average of added confirmed deaths remained unchanged at 1.4 deaths per day.

With the addition of the 50 cases, the seven-day rolling average of added cases for the 10-county District fell to 55.9 cases per day from 59.7 on Monday.

Oconee County Planning Commission Votes Again Against Rezone For Shopping Center At Oconee Connector And Mars Hill Road

***Unanimous Vote Becomes 6 To 3 Vote***

The Oconee County Planning Commission voted a second time on Monday night to recommend that the Board of Commissioners not rezone 47 acres at the corner of Mars Hill Road and the Oconee Connector for a major shopping center.

The vote on Monday had six Commission members recommending denial and three voting against that recommendation.

The vote on Jan. 19, when the rezone first came before the Commission, had been unanimous, with all eight voting members in favor of denial.