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COVID-19 daily briefing — Dec. 2

Updated weekdays by 12:30 p.m.

There are 165 new cases and two deaths reported since yesterday’s briefing. There have been 13,703 laboratory-confirmed cases and 168 deaths in Forsyth County. All cases reported by the Forsyth County Department of Public Health are Forsyth County residents. Of the 13,703, 11,364 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 Dec. 3 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

Public Health Director Joshua Swift commented,“The Forsyth County Department of Public Health will host the following no-cost COVID-19 community testing events this week:

• Thursday, Dec. 3, at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 4129 Northampton Dr., from noon-3 p.m.

• Friday, Dec. 4 , at Southeast Plaza, 3067 Waughtown St., from noon-3 p.m.

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 .