Pep Guardiola's 82-year-old mother dies after contracting coronavirus

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Pep Guardiola's mother, Dolors Sala Carrió, has died after contracting the coronavirus. (Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)
Pep Guardiola's mother, Dolors Sala Carrió, has died after contracting the coronavirus. (Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Dolors Sala Carrió, the mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, has died after contracting the coronavirus. She was 82.

The club announced Carrió’s death on Monday in a statement. She contracted COVID-19 in Barcelona, the area of Spain with the highest concentration of cases, and died in Manresa.

“Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends,” the statement read. It gave no additional information about when Carrió contracted the coronavirus or how long she’d been sick.

In March, Guardiola donated one million euros (equivalent to about $1.08 million) to fight the coronavirus in Spain. The money, donated to a campaign promoted by the Medical College of Barcelona, will be used to purchase medical equipment and protective material for front line hospital workers treating people with the coronavirus.

Spain has been hit harder by COVID-19 than most European countries. The Spanish government reported on Monday that the country has 135,032 overall cases of COVID-19 and 13,055 deaths. Spain has the second-highest total of overall cases and deaths in the world.

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