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COVID-19 daily briefing — Aug. 21

Updated weekdays by 12:30 p.m.

There are 59 new cases and three deaths since yesterday’s report. There have been 5,740 laboratory-confirmed cases and 66 deaths in Forsyth County. All cases reported by the Forsyth County Department of Public Health are Forsyth County residents. Of the 5,740, 5,052 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. 20 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

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 .