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91-year-old man is Connecticut’s 2nd coronavirus death

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — A 91-year-old New Canaan man who was hospitalized with the coronavirus has died, becoming Connecticut’s second victim of the virus, a local official announced.

The New Haven Register reports that New Canaan Councilman Steve Karl announced the death at a Town Council meeting Wednesday night, asking for a moment of silence as the meeting was about to adjourn.

The man’s death is the second in Connecticut from the coronavirus. A man in his 80s who had been a resident of a Ridgefield assisted living facility died Wednesday at Danbury Hospital, Gov. Ned Lamont announced.

COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, has stricken thousands across the globe but usually presents only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For older adults and people with other health problems, it can cause complications or sometimes death. Most people recover.

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