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COVID-19 daily briefing — Aug. 2

Updated weekdays by 12:30 p.m.

There are 30 new cases reported today. Over the weekend, there were 50 new cases reported on Saturday, and 42 new cases reported on Sunday. There have been 4,955 laboratory-confirmed cases and 48 deaths in Forsyth County. All cases reported by the Forsyth County Department of Public Health are Forsyth County residents. Of the 4,955, 3,380 are presumed recovered. The case count is subject to change throughout the day but will only be reported once per day in the daily briefing.

The public health director will provide a detailed briefing at 2 p.m. at the beginning of the Aug. 6 Board of County Commissioners meeting, which will be conducted remotely. The public can listen to and watch the meeting on WSTV 13 or by clicking on this link: https://www.cityofws.org/493/WSTV-13

Public Health Director Joshua Swift commented, “The next COVID-19 testing event will be Friday, Aug. 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at Union Baptist Church, 1200 Trade Street NW, Winston-Salem.

Forsyth County Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 helpline is 336- 582-0800. For information on COVID-19 testing locations, symptoms and prevention, as well as Safer at Home Order measures, go to https://forsyth.cc/covidupdate .