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N.C. reaches seven-month high in COVID-19 related hospitalizations; Forsyth has 111 new cases | Local News

“COVID-19 vaccines are our best tool to slow the spread, save lives and put this pandemic in the rearview mirror.”

DHHS reported Tuesday that Forsyth County had 111 new cases and no additional COVID-19 related deaths.

Since the pandemic began, Forsyth has had 40,227 cases and 437 deaths. The 208 cases listed for Forsyth on Aug. 11 was the highest daily count since 215 on Feb. 11

DHHS lists COVID-19 cases and deaths on the day they are confirmed by medical providers and public health officials, so people may have been infected or may have died days or weeks before their cases were counted.

As of 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, DHHS reports Forsyth with 201,852 residents listed as partially vaccinated, or 53% of all residents. Those considered as fully vaccinated is at 186,046, or 49%.

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Forsyth, like most North Carolina counties, has been categorized by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an area with a high transmission risk.

Dr. Christopher Ohl, an infectious diseases expert with Wake Forest Baptist Health, expects the delta variant surge to begin to ease in late September to early October.

Statewide

DHHS reported 3,575 cases Tuesday, which is down from 3,778 on Monday.

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