Coronavirus: Infected nurse dies by suicide over COVID-19 fears
An Italian nurse who contracted the coronavirus has taken her own life after she feared she had spread it to others, it was reported.
Daniela Trezzi, 34, worked in the intensive care unit of the San Gerardo Hospital in the city of Monza, in the Lombardy region, which is the epicentre of Italy’s coronavirus crisis.
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The nurses’ federation said Daniela became extremely anxious out of “fear of having infected others”, Il Messaggero reports.
The group said: “We express our pain and consternation over the suicide of our young colleague.
“Our 450,000 professionals will join together around the relatives and family of Daniela.”
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Doctors in Italy have warned the country is facing a “catastrophic” situation.
More than 2,600 medical workers have now been infected in Italy – over eight per cent of the country’s total cases.
Italy’s doctors have described patients who would normally be in intensive care having to be left on wards without the equipment or staff to properly treat them.
Originally published as Virus-infected nurse’s tragic end