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2nd Penn State Student Dies From COVID-19

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (KDKA) - A second Penn State student has died of COVID-19.

Twenty-year-old Neil Patel died Sunday at a Philadelphia hospital. He'd been there since April with severe effects of COVID.

Patel is the second known Penn State student to die of COVID. Twenty-one-year-old Juan Garcia died in June of respiratory failure and coronavirus.

The school is expected to discuss safety protocols for the fall semester at a community town hall Tuesday.

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