GREENWICH, CT — The number of Greenwich residents who have tested positive for the new coronavirus has risen to 673 as of Wednesday, April 29, according to Greenwich Health Department Director Caroline Baisley. That number is six more than the 667 positive cases reported by town officials a day prior.
Town officials also noted 33 Greenwich residents have died from the virus, also referred to as COVID-19, as of Tuesday, April 28, according to the state Department of Public Health. That number has not changed from the data released a day prior.
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Additionally, Greenwich Hospital reports that, as of Wednesday, there were 73 patients who tested positive for the virus being treated in several different units of the facility, town officials said.
So far, 361 patients have been discharged from the hospital and continue their recuperation at home. To date, 4,732 people have been tested at the hospital, with 1,646 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 there are people who are taking advantage of the current health situation by organizing scams. These include ranging unsolicited emails and texts with links to websites that law enforcement have identified as fraudulent and offering products that claim to prevent, treat, diagnose or cure COVID-19. Others offer 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 website.
For previous updates regarding the partial reopening of town parks and "The Griff" golf course, click here.
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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.