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. To lead by example for social distancing, we continue to issue our daily updates electronically. The updates also will be posted on the Town website’s dedicated page (www.greenwichct.gov/covid19) for COVID-19 information.
As of today, Friday, May 8, there are 719 Greenwich residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Greenwich Health Department Director Caroline Baisley. That represents 9 more cases than the 710 reported on Wednesday, May 6.
Greenwich Hospital reports that today, Friday, May 8, there are 56 COVID-19 positive patients being treated in several different Hospital units. So far, 428 patients have been discharged from the Hospital and continue their recuperation at home. There have been 5,549 people have been tested at the Hospital outpatient test site with 1,763 testing positive. These numbers reflect patients who live in Greenwich as well as those from other municipalities in Connecticut and in Westchester County.
According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, 42 Greenwich residents have died from the COVID-19 virus, as of Thursday, May 7.
Update on Cos Cob Park hours of availability
The hours of availability at Cos Cob Park will be extended by one hour, beginning Monday, May 11. The park will be OPEN from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The last entry to all parks and marinas will be one (1) hour before the posted closing time.
Other resources for residents and businesses and other helpful tips:
For inquiries, please contact Executive Assistant to the First Selectman Barbara Heins at firstname.lastname@example.org.