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, Thursday, April 16, there are 539 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Greenwich Health Department. That is up from the 499 cases reported on Wednesday, April 15.
The continued increase in the number of Greenwich patients is attributable to a lag in test results being tabulated and input in to the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s computer systems. Many of these newly reported cases involve patients who were tested two to three weeks ago, according to Greenwich Health Director Caroline Baisley.
Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Thursday, April 16, 2020, there were 115 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 232 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. There have been 3,487 people have been tested at the Hospital outpatient test site with 1,328 testing positive. All of these numbers reflect patients who live in Greenwich as well as from other municipalities in Connecticut and Westchester County.
Town Hall will remain closed through May 20, in accordance with the closure date announced by Gov. Ned Lamont. Employees will continue to provide limited services where possible. If you need a Town service, please first visit the Department’s webpage. Our website and email are the preferred methods of communication during this time. Staff will make periodic checks of voicemail boxes, however, please allow additional time for responses during this situation. Given the unprecedented fluidity of this situation, expectations and operations may change at any time.
Other resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
The next update will be at 4 p.m. Friday, April 17, 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.