GREENWICH, CT — The number of Greenwich residents who have tested positive for the new coronavirus has risen to 774 as of Friday, May 22, according to Greenwich Health Department Director Caroline Baisley. That number represents 19 more than thereported by town officials on Wednesday, May 20.
Town officials also noted 45 Greenwich residents have died from the virus, also referred to as COVID-19, as of Thursday, May 21, according to the state Department of Public Health.
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Additionally, Greenwich Hospital reports that, as of Friday, there were 18 patients who tested positive for the virus being treated in several different units of the facility.
So far, 502 patients have been discharged from the hospital and continue their recuperation at home. To date, 6,926 people have been tested at the hospital, with 1,882 people testing positive, town officials said.
All of these numbers reflect both patients who live in Greenwich and patients from other areas in Connecticut, as well as Westchester County, N.Y., town officials said.
Town officials also noted Friday the concessions at both Greenwich Point and Byram parks have as of May 22. Both concessions have limited grab-and-go menu items available.
At Greenwich Point, the south concession will be open, however the concession at the Susie Baker Pavilion will remain closed, as will the beach, Innis Arden Cottage, all restrooms, picnic tables and grills.
All seaside church services have been suspended until further notice, officials said. All visitors are reminded to maintain social distancing and to wear face masks when using the concessions.
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COVID-19 is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that's a close cousin to the SARS and MERS viruses that have caused outbreaks in the past.