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 14, 394 Greenwich residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Greenwich Health Department. That is up from the 324 cases reported on Monday, April 13. It should be noted that the 324 number reflects a correction to the 325 cases reported for Monday, April 13. Health Director Caroline Baisley noted that thus far, the increase of 65 additional resident cases is the largest daily increase in Greenwich.
“The increase in the number of Greenwich patients illustrates the continued need for everyone to remain vigilant in continuing with best practices – including wearing a face covering whenever outdoors whether it’s for a walk in your neighborhood, getting groceries or visiting the pharmacy for medications,” said First Selectman Fred Camillo. Last week, Mr. Camillo issued a town-wide directive that all food-service and grocery workers wear both facial coverings and gloves while at work.
Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Tuesday, April 14, 2020, there were 116 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 206 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. Because of yesterday’s stormy weather, the Hospital’s outpatient testing site was closed. Until yesterday’s closure, 3,157 people have been tested at the Hospital with 1,215 testing positive. All of these numbers reflect patients who live in Greenwich as well as from other municipalities in Connecticut and Westchester County.
Other resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
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
The next update will be released at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 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.