A Spanish coach, Francisco Garcia, who worked with Atletico Portada Alta, has died from coronavirus.
Garcia was also suffering from leukemia after being taken to the hospital and diagnosed of severe coronavirus symptoms.
21-year-old Garcia became the youngest death from the virus in Malaga.
Atletico Portada Alta released an emotional statement on social media about the demise of the young coach.
The club statement read: “From Atletico Cotada Alta we want to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and relatives of our coach Francisco Garcia who has left us, unfortunately, unfortunately, today.
“And now what do we do without you, Francis? If you were always with us when it was necessary, helping us and giving your all. How are we going to continue conquering winning in the league? We don’t know how, but surely we will, for you. We will not forget you, rest in peace, phenomenon. Forever.”
As reported by a Spanish daily sports newspaper, García had been coach of the club’s Youth side for the last four years while his pre-existing health status placed him among the most vulnerable group for the coronavirus.
García passed away on Sunday afternoon, while on Monday it was confirmed that Spain had overtaken South Korea as the nation with the most cases of the virus globally.