An 18-yr-aged college pupil has died from COVID-19 problems, according to his faculty and spouse and children.

Michael Lang of La Grange, Ill., died Thursday after a “lengthy” battle with the virus, according to the College of Dayton, wherever he was a freshman.

“Our kid is in a superior location, and he’ll be seeking down on us,” his father, Paul Lang, instructed NBC’s “Today” show. “But he’s 18. He was way as well youthful.”

It wasn’t distinct when Lang contracted the virus or how very long he was hospitalized. He had returned to his hometown from the faculty on Sept. 13 for remote studying, according to his college.

Lang invested his summers performing at La Grange Country Club, in which he savored caddying and golfing, in accordance to his obituary.

Good friends and community users held a candlelight vigil for Lang at the university Friday afternoon.

“We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to his family, buddies, professors and our campus neighborhood,” university president Eric Spina mentioned in a statement. “The loss of Michael calls our campus local community to honor his memory and help individuals who are influenced by his passing.”

The university has seen a overall of 1,417 cases given that Aug. 10 and experienced 34 lively instances as of Monday, in accordance to the school’s dashboard monitoring COVID-19 conditions on campus.

Lang is at least the third American school pupil known to have died from COVID-19 or troubles associated to the virus, in accordance to the Chronicle of Increased Training.

Jamain Stephens, a 20-12 months-old football participant at the California University of Pennsylvania, and Chad Dorrill, a 19-calendar year-old sophomore finding out actual physical remedy at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, both equally died from COVID-19 in September, the outlet suggests.