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COVID-19 daily briefing — Dec. 4

Updated weekdays by 12:30 p.m.

There are 288 new cases and one death have been reported since yesterday’s briefing. There have been 14,180 laboratory-confirmed cases and 169 deaths in Forsyth County. All cases reported by the Forsyth County Department of Public Health are Forsyth County residents. Of the 14,180, 11,670 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. 10 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:

• Saturday, Dec. 5, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 916 E. 12th St, from 11 p.m.-2 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 .