‘Tough year’ for 1st Conn. resident diagnosed with COVID-19

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The first Connecticut resident to test positive for COVID-19 exactly one year ago says he’s still coping with health problems, but the experience has brought a new optimism to life.

The former Wilton resident was diagnosed on March 8, 2020, and spent three weeks at Danbury Hospital, including 10 days in a coma and on a ventilator.

He was 45 at the time, with a wife and 4-month-old twin boys.

Tillett told WVIT-TV he now enjoys the little things in life and chooses to laugh instead of getting angry.

He and his family have since moved to Virginia to be closer to family.

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