Darien Health Director David Knauf announced Wednesday morning that the town recently appears to be safer than it was from the COVID-19 pandemic, with a significant decline in people who have new, confirmed cases of the disease. “The medical advisor for the town informed the department yesterday he hasn’t treated a single COVID patient in a month at his private practice,” Knauf said in the news release. “Based on this data and similar trends reported in surrounding communities, it seems clear that community transmission has been significantly reduced and risk of Coronavirus illness is significantly lower than it was just a month ago.” Knauf said the Health Department “will continue to advise and conduct inspections during the reopening process” at restaurants, hair dressing salons, public pools, summer camps and beaches, along with conducting “contact tracing” of new COVID-19 cases, and other activities to lower the risk from the virus. He added: “In the meantime, please do your part by continuing with social distancing, hand washing and the wearing of face masks because it does appear those measures have made a difference.:
Here’s the entire announcement:
The Darien Health Department has been tracking reported cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.