Eight new deaths reported during tragic week Posted in: News The number of COVID-19 related deaths nearly doubled over the course of the past week, climbing from 10 to 18 between the Aug. 18-24 reporting period. The bad news began trickling in slowly Aug. 18 as the Northeast Public Health District announced the passing of a 55-year old male with a ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!