Ga DPH updates Athens, Oconee Co COVID numbers

Registration for Watkinsville vaccination event opens

The Georgia Department of Public Health says Athens has recorded 129 deaths from coronavirus in the 13 months since the pandemic reached northeast Georgia. Oconee County has had 62 deaths attributed to COVID 19. Coronavirus vaccinations are ongoing at several sites in Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties.

Registration begins today in Watkinsville, with sign-ups in advance of an April 17 coronavirus vaccination event that will take place at the Oconee County Civic Center.

The city of Gainesville is extending its discounted WeGo van rides to coronavirus vaccination appointments: Gainesville City Hall says one to three dollar fares will be available through June.

Gainesville’s new mass coronavirus vaccination site opened Tuesday: it is on the Hall County campus of the University of North Georgia.

Two Georgia lawmakers want a federal probe of Georgia’s COVID 19 reports. U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock and DeKalb County Congressman Hank Johnson are asking investigators to take a look at discrepancies in numbers, especially when it comes to information from Georgia’s nursing homes. Data from the Department of Public Health and Department of Community Health have been different throughout the pandemic.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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