Another COVID-free week in Greenwich schools

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The Greenwich Board of Education Building in Greenwich, Conn., photographed on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.

The Greenwich Board of Education Building in Greenwich, Conn., photographed on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.

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GREENWICH — Greenwich schools has recorded another COVID-19-free week.

The district reported zero new cases in its regular Friday update. The last cases in the district were reported June 4. Since May 18, just four cases have been reported throughout the district. The district updates its COVID tracker every Tuesday and Friday.

There are just two active cases in the district, both at North Street School.

Throughout the state, the virus has remained under control with the widespread increase in vaccination. As of Thursday, the daily positivity rate was 0.44 percent and just 71 people were hospitalized, a decrease of five patients in the last week, according to state data. There were, however, three COVID-related deaths reported.

Nearly 65 percent of Connecticut residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 56 percent of the state is fully vaccinated.

In Greenwich, low case numbers come as the school year is wrapping up. The Greenwich High commencement ceremony is planned for June 21 and the last day of classes for all students is June 22.

In his weekly update on Wednesday on COVID-19 in town, First Selectman Fred Camillo said, “It looks like the worst is over.” Five new cases were diagnosed in Greenwich over the past week, after no new cases were reported the week before.

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