First COVID-19 Death in CT is Ridgefield Man in His 80s

The latest COVID-19 testing data in Connecticut, updated 4:30pm on Wednesday lists patients who tested positive including presumptive positives at 96.

Fairfield County: 69

Hartford county: 11

Litchfield County: 5

Middlesex County: 1

New Haven County: 10

That said, officials estimated the total might be closer to 7,000.

Also on Wednesday, Governor Ned Lamont announced that COVID-19 has claimed its first life in Connecticut.

A man in his 80s who had been admitted recently to Danbury Hospital has died of severe complications from COVID-19.

The man had been a resident of an assisted living facility in Ridgefield.

“It is with sadness today that we are confirming the first death of a person in Connecticut due to severe complications from COVID-19,” Lamont said.