PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Update on Greenwich COVID-19 Patients
Here is an update from First Selectman Fred Camillo on the Town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the needs of our residents. The updates also will be posted on the Town website’s dedicated page (www.greenwichct.gov/covid19) for COVID-19 information.
As of today, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, there are 137 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Greenwich Health Director Caroline Baisley. That is up from 113 reported on Monday, March 30.
The breakdown of Town residents who have tested positive, according to the Health Department:
# OF CASES
10 - 19
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
70 - 79
As of noon today, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, there were 97 COVID-19 positive patients in Greenwich Hospital, being treated in several different units. This number reflects patients who live in Greenwich as well as from other municipalities in Connecticut and Westchester County. To date, 1,573 total outpatient swabs have been taken at the Hospital testing site. Of those, 382 tested positive. On a positive note, there have been 51 of patients discharged from the hospital after treatment for COVID-19.
“As you can see from the rising numbers, this health emergency has not reached its apex here in Greenwich, Fairfield County, or in the state of Connecticut,” said First Selectman Camillo. “I am impressed by the efforts of both our residents and Town employees who are striving to maintain safe distances, following protocols to help reduce the spread of the virus.”
Mr. Camillo added, “I am equally impressed by the generosity of our residents who continue to support the efforts of our front-line workers and first-responders. Yesterday two residents privately donated a total of 12,000 masks for our first-responders and Greenwich Hospital. It is in troubled times such as these past few weeks, that we see the goodness that makes Greenwich such a great Town.”
If you are experiencing mild symptoms of illness and are not in a high risk group that you contact your personal physician rather than call 911. If you have mild symptoms, do not go to the emergency room before contacting your doctor for direction. If you have any serious symptoms, please do not hesitate to call 911. Please save 911 for real emergencies.
The Department of Health has five phone lines specifically dedicated to the public for questions and answers about COVID-19. They are: 203-622 -7865; 203-622-7703; 203-622-7614; 203-622-7842 and 203-622-7836.
If you are concerned about an activity or a group not following guidelines issued through COVID-19 related Executive Orders and emergency declarations, please call the Greenwich Police Department’s non-emergency phone number at 203-622-8004.
Resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
The next update will be released Wednesday, April 1, 2020, unless there is a development that warrants immediate public notification.
For inquiries, please contact Executive Assistant to the First Selectman Barbara Heins at email@example.com.