Italian nurse with coronavirus kills herself amid fears of infecting others

Henrietta Strickland
March 27, 2020

Now, the latest reports suggest that an Italian nurse took her own life after being tested positive for the COVID-19.

Trezzi's death was confirmed by the National Federation of Nurses of Italy, in a statement that claimed Trezzi had been under "heavy stress" as a frontline worker working to stop the spread of the virus despite becoming infected with it.

As of yesterday, Italy reported 683 new deaths in the coronavirus pandemic, bringing its total to 7,503.

More people have now died from coronavirus in Italy than in China, where the outbreak originated.

She was working in the intensive care unit while under quarantine after being diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the United Kingdom news site.

Trezzi was reportedly distraught over the notion she had spread the virus to other patients she worked on before she knew she had coronavirus herself.

It stated: 'Each of us has chosen this profession for good and, unfortunately, also for bad: we are nurses.

The nursing group also revealed that a similar case occurred a week ago in Venice, with the same reasons.

'The condition and stress to which our professionals are subjected is under the eyes of all'.

San Gerardo Hospital General Director Mario Albaroni said that Daniela had been sick at home since March 10, and that she had not been under surveillance, and according to local media, the judicial authorities were now investigating her death.

Figures released by an Italian research institute yesterday showed that some 5,760 health workers had been infected with the coronavirus.

Nino Cartabellotta, the head of the Gimbe foundation, which collected the data, also canvassed for more measures to protect those risking their lives to save others.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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