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, Friday, April 10, 2020, there are 289 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Greenwich Health Department. That is up from the 251 cases reported on Thursday, April 9.
Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Friday, April 10, 2020, there were 115 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 171 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. To date, 2,918 people have been tested at the Hospital’s outpatient tent with 1,134 testing positive. All of these numbers reflect patients who live in Greenwich as well as from other municipalities in Connecticut and Westchester County.
“As the number of cases continues to increase in Greenwich, so does the work performed by the Greenwich Health Department team,” Mr. Camillo said. The Health Department staff, with the support of our Medical Reserve Corps, are monitoring these patients and their families each day through contact tracing. That is in addition to manning the phone lines for residents seeking information about the coronavirus, contacting supermarkets and food establishments to ensure they are following proper personal and food handling protocols. “I am heartened by the team effort by the Health Department to help protect the health of our residents and employees of essential businesses that remain open,” Mr. Camillo said. The phone lines are: 203-622 -7865; 203-622-7703; 203-622-7614; 203-622-7842 and 203-622-7836.
Resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
The next update will be released at 4 p.m. Monday, April 13, 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.