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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Town of Greenwich COVID-19 Update (4/29/20)

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Update on COVID-19 in Greenwich

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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.


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As of today, Wednesday, April 29, there are 673 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Greenwich Health Department Director Caroline Baisley. That represents 6 more than cases than the 667 reported on Tuesday, April 28.


Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Wednesday, April 29, 2020, there were 73 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 361 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. There have been 4,732 people have been tested at the Hospital outpatient test site with 1,646 testing positive. All of these numbers reflect patients who live in Greenwich as well as from other municipalities in Connecticut and Westchester County.


According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, there are 33 Greenwich residents who have died from the COVID-19 virus, as of Tuesday, April 28.


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Scam warning from Greenwich Police.

Unfortunately, there are people who are taking advantage of this pandemic by organizing thousands of COVID-19 related scams. They range from unsolicited emails and texts with links to websites that law enforcement has identified as fraudulent. Some offer products claiming they can prevent, treat, diagnose or cure COVID-19, others are offering goods services, loans or debt relief. For guidance on how to protect yourself and your family from becoming a scam victim, please visit this Greenwich Police webpage.

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Other resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:

  • For residents with questions about COVID-19, please call the Greenwich Health Department’s phone lines: 203-622 -7865; 203-622-7703; 203-622-7614; 203-622-7842 and 203-622-7836.
  • To reach the Domestic Abuse Services staff at the YWCA, please call the 24/7 hotline at 203-622-0003.
  • Residents, who need assistance with basic needs, including food, can call the Department of Human Services at -  203-622-3800.
  • Members of the public are encouraged to sign-up for the Town’s Emergency Alert Notification System at greenwichct.bbcportal.com/Entry
  • If you are concerned about an activity or a group not following COVID-19 protocols, please call the Greenwich Police Department’s non-emergency phone number: 203-622-8004.
  • Participate in Census 2020. For people who do not have access to a computer, they can complete it by calling these numbers: English: 1-844-330-2020/Spanish:1-844-468-2020/ Chinese (Mandarin) 1-844-391-2020/ Chinese (Cantonese) 1-844-398-2020/ Haitian Creole: 1-844-474-2020.
  • Don’t have a face mask? There are easy-to-follow instructions on how to make cloth masks which can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html



The next update will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2020, unless there is a development that warrants immediate public notification.

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 For inquiries, please contact Executive Assistant to the First Selectman Barbara Heins at barbara.heins@greenwichct.org.

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