Tribute in Honor of Those Lost to COVID-19 to be Held in Hartford Tonight

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A tribute in honor of the people who have died from COVID-19 in the last year will be held in Hartford tonight.

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said 1,000 floating candles will be placed on Bushnell Park Pond as a tribute to those who have died from COVID-19.

Everyone is encouraged to attend. Anyone who comes to the event is asked to wear a mask.

The tribute is expected to begin at 7 p.m.

The city commemorated the anniversary of the first COVID-19 related death in the community on Thursday, Bronin said.

In Connecticut, over 7,800 people have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the state's latest numbers.

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