Former Benfica cyclist Fábio Cera dies aged 36 with Covid-19 – Sport


Former Benfica cyclist Fábio Cera died on Sunday, aged 36, in Brazil, following complications due to covid-19, announced this Tuesday the club, addressing its condolences to the family.

“In this moment of sadness and regret, Sport Lisboa e Benfica extends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of our former cyclist, who, on Monday, July 19, was buried in Vila Velha, in the state of Espírito Santo “, refers Benfica in a statement.

The Portuguese cyclist joined Benfica’s team in the club’s last cycling project, which ended in 2008. Fábio Cera was hospitalized at Hospital Santa Mónica due to covid-19 and ended up not resisting.

The covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 4,100,352 deaths worldwide, among more than 190.8 million cases of infection by the new coronavirus, according to the most recent report by the Agence France-Presse.

In Portugal, since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,219 people have died and 935,246 cases of infection have been registered, according to the Directorate-General for Health.

The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Brazil and Peru.


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