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.
As of today, Friday, April 17, there are 553 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Greenwich Health Department Director Caroline Baisley. That is 14 more than the 539 cases reported on Thursday, April 16.
Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Friday, April 17, 2020, there were 104 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 247 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. There have been 3,572 people have been tested at the Hospital outpatient test site with 1,363 testing positive. All of these numbers reflect patients who live in Greenwich as well as from other municipalities in Connecticut and Westchester County.
“While the number of cases continue to rise among Greenwich residents, I am encouraged by the fact that the number of patients at Greenwich Hospital continues to decrease as the number of patient discharges increases,” said First Selectman Camillo. “That being said, this is not the time for us to ease up on our vigilance of maintaining social distancing, wearing facial coverings and gloves when in public. To do so is a prescription for a continued infection of our population.”
Today, the Town has unveiled a new public service announcement on its website which outlines some of the services available to residents while Town Hall remains closed through May 20. The video can be viewed via this link: https://youtu.be/7Rd93JIT9ZQ
Census 2020 Update:
As a reminder, people who haven’t already done so, may fill out the 2020 Census online at www.my2020census.gov. The questionnaire only takes about ten minutes, and all answers are strictly confidential. Your information will not be shared with any other agencies or organizations. The Town’s self-response rate is currently 51.4% (compared to the state average of 51.2%), so there is still plenty of work to do! Census data is used to determine state and federal representation, as well as allocation of critical grant funding. Please use this time of social distancing and working from home to do your part for the Town and fill out the 2020 Census. If you’ve already completed the Census, encourage your friends and family to stand up and be counted too!
Other resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
The next update will be at 4 p.m. Monday, April 20, 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.