A Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia has died from coronavirus – aged just 21, making him one of the youngest to die of the virus
Garcia had worked with Malaga-based Atletico Portada Alta since 2016, managing their junior side – but was diagnosed with a form of leukaemia after being taken to hospital with severe coronavirus symptoms.
Almost 300 people have died in Spain since the Covid-19 outbreak.
Garcia was the fifth victim of the pandemic in the Malaga region, but by far the youngest – with the others in their 70s or 80s, TheSun.co.Uk reported.
After arriving at hospital, medics found the Spanish coach to be suffering from leukaemia.
The pre-existing condition cruelly affected his ability to fight off the virus, with local health authorities claiming he would have otherwise recovered.
It’s thought Garcia could be the youngest person in the world to die as a result of coronavirus – although a baby in the UK tragically contracted the disease last week.
Spanish football, including LaLiga, has already been suspended in a bid to protect players and limit the spread of the killer bug.