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Concern Increases over Delta Variant: Fivefold Increase Over Two Weeks at Yale New Haven Health System

“The biggest group in our population in Connecticut that needs to get vaccinated is the 12 -25 year old group. That’s the folks across our state who are young and healthy, but are at risk of the virus,” he continued. “When they get it they spread it a lot and put our vaccinated folks, which are our older groups, at risk.” – Dr. Tom Balcezak, Yale New Haven Health System Chief Medical Officer Continue Reading →

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Covid Update: Tremendous Drop in Numbers, Myocarditis in a ‘Tiny Fraction’ of Young Men; Zero New Cases in Greenwich Schools

As of Tuesday there was just one Covid-19 patient at Greenwich Hospital. Superintendent Dr. Jones said it was the fourth week in the row that the number of active cases in Greenwich Schools was zero. Continue Reading →

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Covid-19 Vaccinations in CT: Fighting Misinformation, Scheduling an Appointment, Anticipating Herd Immunity

During a press conference on Wednesday, the CEO of Yale New Haven Health System, Marna Borgstrom, said the high mark for Covid-19 hospitalizations was four months ago during the second wave of Covid-19. On December 8, 2020 the system had 447 Covid-positive patients. As of Wednesday, the system was down to 165 patients, with 44 in ICU and fewer than half of them on ventilators. That breaks down as 97 at Yale New Haven Hospital, 43 at Bridgeport, 11 at L+M, 11 at Greenwich Hospital, 2 at Westerly. Nearly 10,000 people have been discharged after being admitted with Covid-19. Continue Reading →

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Lamont Allows Pharmacies to Offer Covid-19 Testing; Key to Reopening CT

“I think we’ve come through our first peak,” said Marna Borgstrom, CEO of Yale New Haven Health. “Whether we see a continued diminution of Covid cases and can resume more normal operations is going to depend ultimately on a vaccination and more available and reliable testing with fast turnaround.” Continue Reading →

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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop; Not Yet Time to Celebrate

A conference call with Yale New Haven Health System leaders on Wednesday gave a snapshot of COVID-19’s movement across the state and some good news for Greenwich and southwest Connecticut. Tom Balcezak, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Yale New Haven Health said Connecticut’s cases peaked on April 21 with a little over 1,970+ cases. “I hope that is the peak,” he said. “It has been coming steadily down since then. We are now, today, at a little over 1,600 cases in hospitals across the state.” Continue Reading →

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60 Greenwich Hospital Staff Positive for Coronavirus, Staffing Expanded, J House Contracted for Accommodations

“The community has been so supportive of our staff throughout this crisis. On a daily basis we are getting food through charitable donations, residents and restaurants to take the burden off trying to eat, for staff.” – Norman Roth, CEO, Greenwich Hospital Continue Reading →

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Southern Connecticut Hospitals Reaching Closer to Capacity for COVID-19

Connecticut continues to ramp up capacity for a surge in COVID-19 cases. The Tully Center, owned by Stamford Healthcare, and has been mothballed, is being turned into a respite care/post acute care unit for both Stamford and Greenwich. Continue Reading →

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