January 1st, local time, Sen. Ben Chafin died of COVID-19 at the age of 60. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus confirmed the news to the public.
It is reported that Chaffen contracted the novel coronavirus in the hospital in mid-December.
After being diagnosed with COVID-19, he was first treated by the doctor on December 19, 2020, and was transferred to the intensive care unit for treatment on December 23.
In the end, the rescue was ineffective. He died on January 1, 2021 due to complications caused by COVID-19.
Ben Chaffen was also the first state senator to die from COVID-19 in Virginia.