A 21-year-old Spanish soccer coach Francisco Garcia died due to coronavirus.
Francisco Garcia was also suffering from leukemia, according to international news sources.
The coach was only reported about cancer after he went to the hospital with symptoms of coronavirus. He was battling an unknown pre-existing health condition that led him to become more vulnerable to the virus.
Spanish media reported that Garcia was asked to seek further medical assistance after he struggled to breathe and was told he had both pneumonia and coronavirus.
Pep Bueno was the club president of Atletico Portada Alta where Garcia was the trainer. He informed he got a call from the hospital that Garcia was fine.
However, he was informed again within an hour that his health condition deteriorated.
Pep Bueno said, “I do not believe it. It seems impossible to me,”
“Francisco was a great guy and a very talented coach. We are all still shocked.
“The hospital rang me at 7 pm on Sunday to say his condition had stabilized, but then an hour later because of the coronavirus and (cancer) … I do not believe it. It seems impossible to me.”
A club statement said, “We want to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and close friends of our coach Francisco Garcia who has left us, unfortunately.
“Now what do we do without you, Francis?
“How are we going to continue conquering … in the league? We don’t know how, but we will surely do it for you.
“We will not forget you, rest in peace, phenomenon. Until forever.”
Note that Garcia was the youngest person to die from Covid-19 in Malaga.
Four other people had died in the region, all those aged over 70.