The Malaga-based club, Atletico Portada Alta has confirmed the death of its coach Fransisco Garcia who died of the novel COVID-19. Reports revealed that the 21-year-old tactician was diagnosed with leukemia after he was rushed to the hospital when he developed severe symptoms of coronavirus.
Francisco Garcia died on Sunday, 15th of March barely a week after he was tested positive for the deadly epidemic. He was placed in isolation center at the Regional Hospital of Malaga before death came through. While he was at the hospital, it was discovered that the young coach is suffering from a form of Leukaemia which made him more vulnerable to the virus and declines his chances of survival.
Meanwhile, the death of the young coach is the fifth that will rock the region, however, he is the youngest of them all. No doubt that Garcia might be the youngest among dead victims of the virus that is currently sweeping the entire world. The prior report revealed that most of its dead victims are always within the ages of 70-year-old.
Atletico Portada Alta has released an official statement via their social media platforms to confirm the death of the young coach. The statement reads: “We want to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and close friends of our coach Francisco García who has left us, unfortunately, today.
“Now what do we do without you, Francis? You were always there with us at Portada or wherever you were needed, helping out. How can we keep covering all those kilometres 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. “
It would be recalled that earlier last week the Spanish football has suspended all major leagues indefinitely until the spread of the virus has been contained. Spain has over 9,190 reported cases and about 309 deaths have been confirmed so far.