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Connecticut Reports 1st Coronavirus Death

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Courtesy of Danbury Hospital
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An 88-year-old Connecticut resident, who had been taken from a nursing home in Ridgefield to Danbury Hospital, died on Wednesday from severe complications related to COVID-19.

An 88-year-old man has become the first person to die in Connecticut due to coronavirus.  He had been a resident of a senior living facility in Ridgefield. Governor Ned Lamont announced his death. 

Lamont says the first COVID-19 death in Connecticut was expected, but it’s still a shock.

“It’s a shock because it makes this so real for all of our families. Our hearts go out to that man and his family.”

The death comes less than two weeks after Lamont was at Danbury Hospital to announce Connecticut’s first case of COVID-19.

The 88-year-old man, who had been taken from a nursing home in Ridgefield to Danbury Hospital, died on Wednesday from severe complications related to COVID-19.