Friday, November 12, 2021

COVID Cases In Northeast Health District, Oconee, Clarke, Resume Downward Movement, Reversing Increase Of Last Week

***Oconee School Cases Remain Unchanged***

The 10-county Northeast Health District added 290 new cases of COVID-19 in the week ending on Friday, down sharply from the 561 cases added a week earlier, and 11 new confirmed deaths from the disease, down from 18 added last week.

Three of the confirmed deaths in the last week were in Clarke County.

The average number of added cases in the District was 41.1 per day, about half of the average of 80.1 for the week ending Nov. 5.

The average number of cases was down from the 65.5 average on Oct. 29.

MACORTS Approves Scoping Study Request For Truck Bypass South Of Watkinsville After Challenge From Oconee Citizen Representative

***Approval Allows For Review Of Routes North Of Bishop***

The MACORTS Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday morning took an unusual turn when Oconee County’s citizen representative said it was his intention to vote against a request for a scoping study of a truck bypass linking SR 15 and U.S. 441 south of Watkinsville.

Dave Henson said his goal was to keep the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) from considering any route that put additional traffic on U.S. 441 through Bishop.