By The Blaze. A nurse in Italy committed suicide this week while under quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus, and a nursing federation said she was severely stressed at the thought that she had likely infected other people in the days leading to her death, according to the Daily Mail.
Daniela Trezzi was a 34-year-old nurse working in Lombardy, the area of Italy hardest-hit by the COVID-19 outbreak. Hospitals in the region are overwhelmed, and the number of Italians dying daily from the virus has escalated to between 600 and 800 over the past week.
Trezzi had been working in the intensive care unit at San Gerardo hospital in Monza, just outside Milan. On March 10, she was diagnosed with the coronavirus and placed under quarantine. She was recovering at home alone, not under surveillance of any kind. Police are investigating the death.
The National Federation of Nurses told Daily Mail that a “similar episode” occurred in Italy last week for the “same underlying reason,” implying that Trezzi wasn’t the first nurse to take her own life due to the stress the coronavirus has caused medical professionals. (Read more from “Italian Nurse Commits Suicide After Getting Coronavirus and Fearing She Had Spread It to Others” HERE)
Spain’s Coronavirus Death Toll Soars Past China’s, Trailing Only Italy
By NPR. Spain is now reporting more than 3,400 COVID-19 deaths, making it the second European country with a death toll higher than in China, where the new coronavirus was first detected in late 2019.
Italy is reporting 7,503 deaths from the viral respiratory disease — the most in the world, and more than double the 3,285 deaths reported in China.
The pandemic has severely disrupted life in Spain and Italy, countries that have much smaller populations than China (1.4 billion). Both European countries are more closely comparable to Hubei province, the area in China where the outbreak was first detected. Italy has around 62 million people, according to the most recent CIA World Factbook data, similar to Hubei’s nearly 60 million residents. By comparison, Spain has just 50 million people.
Spain now has at least 47,610 coronavirus cases, the country’s Ministry of Health says. Of that number, nearly 8,000 people were confirmed to have the virus in the past 24 hours. (Read more from “Spain’s Coronavirus Death Toll Soars Past China’s, Trailing Only Italy” HERE)