A 21-year-old soccer coach in Spain became probably one of the youngest patients to die from complications caused by COVID-19.
Francisco García went to the medical center for serious breathing problems to discover that in addition to being positive for the new virus, he had pneumonia and leukemia, the Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported.
García had been a children's coach at Atlético Portada Alta, a club in Malaga, southern Spain, for four seasons. His death occurred on Sunday night around 8 at night in the Regional Hospital of the Andalusian city.
"We want to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and close friends of our coach Francisco García, who has left us, unfortunately. Now what do we do without you, Francis? If you were always with us on the Cover or wherever it was necessary, helping, "the team said in a statement.
Infectious disease experts said that if Garcia had not been suffering from leukemia, he probably would have survived the coronavirus, the British newspaper The Independent revealed.
In addition to this young man, in the province of Malaga 4 other people have died, all over the age of 70, according to the Spanish press.
El Mundo indicates that the Spanish Government has suspended free movement and established border security controls because, in 24 hours, the number of infections has increased by more than 1,000 cases for a total of 9,191 infected.
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