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A Ridgefield man has become the first person in the state to die from severe complications from COVID-19. The patient, an 88-year old, had recently been admitted to Danbury Hospital, where he was receiving treatment.  He had been a resident of Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossing, an assisted living facility in Ridgefield.

Governor Ned Lamont thanked all of the doctors, nurses, and medical professionals at the hospital who did everything in their power to save his life.

In his statement, Lamont also acknowledged the dedicated professionals from hospitals and medical centers throughout the state who continue to work on the front lines and treat patients, in addition to all of the support staff who are providing critical assistance through this trying time.  Lamont says people of an advanced age and in certain conditions are among the most at risk, however he urged everyone in Connecticut – regardless of age or condition – to take an active role in doing their part to reduce the spread of this virus throughout the community.

Since yesterday, 28 more Connecticut residents tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 96.

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