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, Monday, April 20, there are 566 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Greenwich Health Department Director Caroline Baisley. That is 13 more than the 553 cases reported on Friday, April 17.
Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Monday, April 20, 2020, there were 97 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 273 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. There have been 3,799 people have been tested at the Hospital outpatient test site with 1,427 testing positive. All of these numbers reflect patients who live in Greenwich as well as from other municipalities in Connecticut and Westchester County.
“It is encouraging to see that the hospitalization rate is continuing to decrease. That being said, this is not the time to ease up in following the protocols of social distancing, wearing facial coverings and gloves,” said First Selectman Camillo. “We have to consider ourselves a human fence in the face of COVID-19 and a fence is as strong as its weakest link. If we start to ease up on our vigilance, the virus will win.”
Other resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
The next update will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 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.