CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus: Athletes, coaches who have tested positive for Covid-19

Valencia's Ezequiel Garay was the first confirmed coronavirus cases among LaLiga's footballers, joining a list that also includes basketball players and cyclists.

Coronavirus: Athletes, coaches who have tested positive for Covid-19
Carlos Mira DIARIO AS

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the world of sport, not only in the shape of numerous suspended and cancelled competitions, but also athletes who have contracted the disease since its spread.

On Sunday, the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in LaLiga, as Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay announced that he has tested positive for the virus. Los Che subsequently confirmed that 35% of the club's players and staff have been infected; Eliaquim Mangala and José Luis Gayà are known to be among this number.

On Tuesday, fellow LaLiga side Espanyol also revealed that there are Covid-19 cases within the club, with six unidentified members of the playing and coaching staff returning positive diagnoses.

Confirmed cases of coronavirus among athletes:

Football

Timo Hübers (Hannover)

James Horn (Hannover)

Daniele Rugani (Juventus)

Blaise Matuidi (Juventus)

Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria)

Mikel Arteta (Arsenal head coach)

Callum Hudson Odoi (Chelsea)

Omar Colley (Sampdoria)

Albin Ekdal (Sampdoria)

Antonino La Gumina (Sampdoria)

Morten Thorsby (Sampdoria)

Fabio DePaoli (Sampdoria)

Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria)

Germán Pezzella (Fiorentina)

Patrick Cutrone (Fiorentina)

Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina)

Mattia Zaccagni (Verona)

Ezequiel Garay (Valencia)

Eliaquim Mangala (Valencia)

José Luis Gayà (Valencia)

- Despite Valencia's announcement that there are more coronavirus cases within the club, Garay, Mangala and Gayà are the only three sufferers to have been identified

Jonathas de Jesus (Elche)

Jorge Jesus (Flamengo head coach)

Espanyol (six members of the playing staff and coaching team)

Basketball

Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz)

Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz)

Trey Thompkins (Real Madrid)

Christian Wood (Detroit Pistons)

Cycling

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Emirates)

Dmitry Strakhov (Gazprom-Rusvelo)

Maximiliano Richeze (UAE Emirates)