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Fr. Joseph Dutan estimated that dozens of St. Brigid's parishioners have been infected and said that at least three have died from COVID-19 complications since the death of Fr. Jorge Ortiz, his mentor and the first Catholic priest in the United States to die from the novel coronavirus.