Garcia is believed to be the youngest victim of coronavirus, and the fifth person in the Malaga region to die from the disease
A 21-year-old Spanish football coach has died of coronavirus.
Initialy, doctors identified the deadly blood cancer when he arrived at the hospital. Later, doctors again tested and confirmed that he had coronavirus when he went to the clinical hospital thinking that he had a bad cold, reported New York Post.
He fought for a few days and finally died on Sunday. Earlier, doctors said he would have survived if he was not suffering from the pre-existing condition.
Francisco Garcia who managed the junior team of Malaga-based club Atletico Portada Alta, was rushed to hospital with severe symptoms of the virus, reported New York Post.
Garcia is believed to be the youngest victim of coronavirus, and the fifth person in the Malaga region to die from the disease.
Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported the death, stating that his leukaemia was not detected until he was taken to hospital with coronavirus symptoms.
Garcia's club paid tribute to him yesterday, saying: "From Atletico Portada Alta we want to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and relatives of our coach Francisco Garcia who has left us, unfortunately, today.
"'What do we do without you now, Francis? Yes you were always with us or wherever needed, helping.
"How are we going to keep conquering miles in the league? We don't know how, but we'll do it, for you. We will never forget you, rest in peace phenomenon, see you soon."
Spain declared a state of emergency last week as it ramped up efforts to stop the disease spreading. It is the second worst hit European country, having reported more than 8,000 cases and as many as 297 deaths.