Updated at 5:35 p.m. on April 20.
An Auburn University senior lecturer has died from COVID-19 complications, according to Fred Kam, medical director for the Auburn University Medical Clinic.
Roger Rice was a senior lecturer in Auburn's McWhorter School of Building Science, according to the University.
"Auburn University is deeply saddened by the recent passing of senior lecturer Roger Rice, who taught in Auburn’s McWhorter School of Building Science," the University said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this difficult time."
Auburn University said it cannot confirm COVID-19 as the cause of death, only that Rice had tested positive for it.
Kam also said there are nine employees and 11 students who have tested positive for COVID-19.
On April 7, there were five students and four employees who had tested positive.
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Kam said no students or employees are currently hospitalized because of the coronavirus.
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