An 18-calendar year-previous freshman at the College of Dayton in Ohio died Thursday “apparently because of to difficulties from” coronavirus, school officials stated.

Michael Lang, a initially-year scholar in the Higher education of Arts and Sciences, died in LaGrange, Illinois, immediately after a long hospitalization, the university said. It was not apparent how very long Lang experienced been hospitalized or no matter whether he contracted the virus on or off campus.

“We prolong our deepest sympathy and prayers to his household, pals, professors and our campus group,” the college reported in a concept to the college on Friday. “The decline of Michael phone calls our campus community to honor his memory and assist all those who are afflicted by his passing.”

Lang was dwelling on-campus in advance of returning to his hometown and switching to remote mastering on Sep. 13, the college said.

Campus group users were invited to light-weight a candle of remembrance and pray at the school’s chapel on Friday afternoon.

Due to the fact college students returned to campus on Aug. 8, the University of Dayton has seen spikes and declines in Covid-19 scenarios, forcing students to go among classroom and on line instruction, the Chronicle of Better Instruction reported.

In accordance to the University of Dayton’s Covid-19 dashboard, which has tracked Covid-19 instances given that Aug. 10, the school documented 34 energetic men and women with the virus and a total of 1,417 conditions, as of Monday morning.

Lang isn’t the first faculty student to die from Covid-19 or linked troubles.

Previously in September, 20-year-aged soccer player Jamain Stephens Jr. at California University of Pennsylvania handed absent from Covid-19 difficulties, NBC Washington noted.

And late very last month, NBC Information documented that Chad Dorill, a “healthy” sophomore at Appalachian State University died from coronavirus at age 19.

Paul Lang, the father of Michael, informed the Today Present his spouse and children was devastated by the loss of his son.

“Our child is in a much better put, and he’ll be searching down on us,” he claimed. “But he’s 18. He was way far too younger.”