Friday, December 10, 2021

Northeast Health District Reports Increase In COVID-19 Cases; Number Of Confirmed Deaths From Disease Down

***Booster Vaccinations Highest In Oconee At 17.4 Percent ***

The 10-county Northeast Health District added 539 new cases of COVID-19 in the week ending on Friday, and six new confirmed deaths from the disease.

One of those added deaths was of a 79-year-old female in Clarke County without a chronic condition.

The average number of added cases in the week ending on Friday was 77.0, compared with the average in the two weeks ending on Dec. 3 of 59.7.

Oconee County Commissioners Expand County Medical Area With Two New Rezones

***Jail Contracts, Committee Appointments Approved***

The Oconee County Board of Commissioners approved zoning on Tuesday for a new large medical building and an assistant living community in the fast-developing medical area along Virgil Langford Road between SR 316 and SR 10 Loop.

University Cancer and Blood Center plans to open a 25,000 square-foot medical office on the just less than five acres of undeveloped land on the northeast corner of the Oconee Connector and SR 316.

Valeo Americas plans to develop an age-in-place retirement community with a memory care and assisted living complex, an independent living complex, and senior living cottages on just less than 31 acres fronting on SR 316 but stretching back to the Jennings Mill residential area.