PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Update on COVID-19 in Greenwich
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, April 7, 2020, there are 217 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Greenwich Health Department. That is up from 212 reported on Monday, April 6.
Greenwich Hospital reports that as of noon today, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, there were 107 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 119 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. To date, 2,520 people have been tested at the Hospital’s outpatient tent with 935 testing positive. All of these numbers reflect patients who live in Greenwich as well as from other municipalities in Connecticut and Westchester County.
Mr. Camillo said that residents who do not have access to facial masks can make them at home. Wearing them outdoors when you do need to leave your home for groceries or other essential items, will help curtail the spread of the virus. Many people with COVID-19 are asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic, meaning they can transmit the virus without knowing they have it. Easy to follow instructions to make cloth facial masks can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
Resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
The next update will be released at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2020, unless there is a development that warrants immediate public notification.
For inquiries, please contact Executive Assistant to the First Selectman Barbara Heins at firstname.lastname@example.org.