Connecticut governor announces state’s 1st coronavirus death


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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials on Wednesday announced the state’s first death of a coronavirus patient.

Gov. Ned Lamont said the patient, a man in his 80s, had recently been admitted to Danbury Hospital. He had been a resident of an assisted living facility in Ridgefield.

Lamont said there are now 96 reported cases of the virus statewide.

Besides the Ridgefield facility, State Department of Public officials were also deployed to a nursing home in Stafford Springs where a resident has tested positive.

They’re also reviewing virus mitigation and control efforts at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford, where the person is being treated.

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