Rising number of medical staff infected with coronavirus in Italy
March 19, 2020 10:55 am
Medical workers in protective suits transfer a patient from the intensive care unit of the Gemelli Hospital to the Columbus Covid Hospital [Source: Aljazeera]
As coronavirus cases jump and deaths surge in Italy, new figures show an “enormous” level of contagion among the country’s medical personnel.
At least 2,629 health workers have been infected by coronavirus since the onset of the outbreak in February, representing more than eight percent of total cases, according to a report published on Wednesday by Gruppo Italiano per la Medicina Basata sulle Evidenze or GIMBE – Italy’s Group for Evidence-based Medicine.