A Spanish youth team coach, Francisco Garcia might be the youngest person to have been killed by the CORVID-19 pandemic.

Francisco Garcia, who was a youth team coach at Malaga-based club Atletico Portada Alta, had an unknown pre-existing health condition which made him more vulnerable to the virus than people of his age usually would be.

However, he was only informed of having cancer after going to the hospital with COVID-19 symptoms.

A Spanish newspaper reported that Garcia was advised to seek further medical help after struggling to breathe and was diagnosed with both coronavirus and pneumonia.

Further tests showed that Garcia had leukaemia, which increased the risk of contracting coronavirus and led to his tragic death.

The report also suggests that Garcia would have survived the bout of coronavirus had he not been suffering from leukaemia.