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 234 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Greenwich Health Department. That is up from 217 reported on Tuesday, April 7.
Greenwich Hospital reports that as of noon today, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, there were 111 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 136 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. To date, 2,656 people have been tested at the Hospital’s outpatient tent with 1,022 testing positive. All of these numbers reflect patients who live in Greenwich as well as from other municipalities in Connecticut and Westchester County.
The Department of Human Services continues to experience increases in requests for assistance, especially food assistance. The Department, in collaboration with Neighbor to Neighbor and TAG (Transportation Association of Greenwich) have accommodated this increase. Prior to the pandemic, TAG and Neighbor to Neighbor would facilitate food deliveries to approximately 30 clients a week, This week those deliveries now total more than 500, according to Dr. Alan Barry, Human Services Commissioner.
Residents, who need assistance with basic needs, including food, can call the Department of Human Services at: 203-622-3800.
Resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
The next update will be released at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 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.