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, 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.
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.
Other resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
The next update will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 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.