28-year-old becomes first sumo wrestler to die from coronavirus

A 28-year-old Japanese sumo wrestler has died from the coronavirus — the first recognized athlete within the sport to cross away from COVID-19, in accordance to a report.

Kiyotaka Suetake, who competes as Shobushi, succumbed Wednesday to issues of the virus in an intensive care unit, CNN reported.

“He fought tenaciously against the disease, enduring the pain and suffering for more than a month like a sumo wrestler,” Japan’s Sumo Association stated in a press release.

The wrestler first got here down with a fever April 4, however struggled to get remedy due to hospitals seeing an inflow of sufferers, the outlet reported.

Four days later, he was lastly admitted to the hospital, however his well being continued to deteriorate, in accordance to the report.

During his bout with the sickness, he additionally suffered pneumonia and a number of organ failure, which finally killed him, the report stated.

“We hope he will rest in peace now. We are very grateful to everyone in the medical institutes who treated him with utmost care,” the sports activities affiliation stated.

Japan has seen virtually 16,000 coronavirus instances, and 657 deaths, in accordance to Johns Hopkins University.