App State reported a new high of 159 current COVID-19 cases among students Tuesday. A 19-year-old student at Appalachian State University who was described by his mother as âsuper healthy,â has died from complications related to COVID-19, according to the university. Chad Dorrill, who died of complications from Covid-19, was attending classes online and living off campus, Appalachian State University officials said. When the university publicly confirmed Dorrillâs death on Sept. 29, it reported 159 active cases among students -- almost twice as many as a week earlier. The data come from AppHealthCare district health department and reflect the confirmed cases at Appalachian State University. COVID-19 Dashboard. â The parents of an Appalachian State University student, who was described as a talented high school basketball player, have spoken out after their son died from complications with COVID â¦ COVID-19, coronavirus, Appalachian State University, pandemic, Chad Dorrill, Ledford High School, Thomasville, student death Chad Dorrill, a 19-year student at Appalachian State University who his mother and former coach described as a "super healthy" athlete, died on Monday due to coronavirus complications, officials said. Appalachian State College student Chad Dorrill died from COVID-19, and his death has people asking how someone young, fit, and healthy can die from the coronavirus. Nearly 550 students have tested positive for the virus since in-person classes resumed last month. More than 560 coronavirus â¦ The following charts are updated each day. Find out what experts say. Nearly 550 students have tested positive for the virus since in-person classes resumed last month. BOONE â Months after Appalachian State sophomore Chad Dorrill died from COVID-19 complications, friends of the family have created a scholarship fund in his name. The Chad Dorrill Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in part by friend of the family Zach Nichols. The âSubcontractorsâ category indicates individuals working on campus construction projects who are employed by private â¦ Chad Dorrill, a 19-year-old sophomore at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, died this week after complications from Covid-19, according to the university. Appalachian State remains open for in-person instruction. Appalachian State, where Dorrill was studying, reported 159 current active cases among students as of Sept. 29, according to its COVID-19 dashboard. The âEmployeesâ category includes both faculty and staff. Exacerbating the situation, Appalachian State, a 20,000-student regional public institution in Boone, found itself in the midst of a surge in active COVID-19 cases. The university reported a new high of 159 current COVID-19 cases among students on Tuesday.