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COVID-19 daily briefing — Aug. 24

Updated weekdays by 12:30 p.m.

There are 52 new cases reported today. Over the weekend, there were 50 new cases reported on Saturday, and 34 new cases reported on Sunday. There have been 5,876 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, 5,155 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. 27 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 .

Public Health Director Joshua Swift commented, “The Forsyth County Department of Public Health will host its next testing event on Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 5-8 p.m. at Southeast Plaza 3067 Waughtown Street, Winston- Salem. For more information visit www.forsyth.cc/covidupdate .