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Former state senator Ted O’Brien, D-Irondequoit, is critically ill in Rochester.

“In a telephone interview [on March 20], O’Brien told the Democrat and Chronicle that he had not had some of the more-common symptoms, such as a fever and cough. He was unsure where he contracted the disease. “For me, I think the lesson is we really don’t know much about COVID-19,” O’Brien said then. “… We’re still figuring out how COVID-19 presents and it can do it in a lot of different ways.” Within four days of that interview, O’Brien, 63, was in the intensive care unit at Rochester General Hospital.

The New York Times has a special section on prominent and ordinary New Yorkers who have passed away from coronavirus.