A 28-year-old Japanese sumo wrestler has died from the coronavirus — the first recognized athlete in the sport to move away from COVID-19, in accordance to a report.
Kiyotaka Suetake, who competes as Shobushi, succumbed Wednesday to problems of the virus in an intensive care unit, CNN reported.
“He fought tenaciously towards the illness, enduring the ache and struggling for greater than a month like a sumo wrestler,” Japan’s Sumo Affiliation mentioned in a press release.
The wrestler first got here down with a fever April 4, however struggled to get therapy due to hospitals seeing an inflow of sufferers, the outlet reported.
4 days later, he was lastly admitted to the hospital, however his well being continued to deteriorate, in accordance to the report.
Throughout his bout with the sickness, he additionally suffered pneumonia and a number of organ failure, which in the end killed him, the report mentioned.
“We hope he’ll relaxation in peace now. We’re very grateful to everybody in the medical institutes who handled him with utmost care,” the sports activities affiliation mentioned.
Japan has seen virtually 16,000 coronavirus circumstances, and 657 deaths, in accordance to Johns Hopkins College.