Friday, October 08, 2021

COVID-19 Cases Continue To Drop In Northeast Health District, But Deaths From Disease Up Sharply

***Oconee School Cases Decline***

The 10-county Northeast Health District added 959 new cases of COVID-19 in the week ending on Friday, down from 1,367 a week earlier, and 37 new confirmed deaths from the disease, up from 25 last week.

Four of the confirmed deaths were in Clarke County.

The average number of added cases in the District was 137.0 per day, compared with 195.3 per day in the week ending Oct. 1.

This is the fifth week in a row that the average number of cases per day has dropped.