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COVID-19 daily briefing — Oct. 28

Updated weekdays by 12:30 p.m.

There have been 78 new cases reported since yesterday’s briefing. There have been 8,834 laboratory-confirmed cases and 119 deaths in Forsyth County. All cases reported by the Forsyth County Department of Public Health are Forsyth County residents. Of the 8,834, 7,615 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 Oct. 29 board of county commissioners meeting, which will be conducted remotely. The public can listen to and watch the meeting on WSTV-13 or go to 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 .