Cases continue increase

Weekly cases of COVID-19 locally have increased 20 times more than reported in early July, Forsyth County Public Health Director Joshua Swift told county commissioners on Thursday.
Swift provided the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners with the most recent figures during the commissioner briefing, noting that where cases were averaging about 50 each week last month, cases are now numbering more than 1,000 a week.
The daily surveillance count from the Forsyth County Department of Public Health on Friday showed that in the last two weeks, there have been 2,595 cases, with 264 new cases reported in the 24-hour period between Thursday and Friday. Since the start of the pandemic, there have now been 449 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Forsyth County. For more, see the Saturday/Sunday, August 28 & 29, 2021 edition.

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