Coronavirus: Bergamo Doctors Say They Weren’t Prepared as Italy Records Jump in Cases

Date: 2020-03-26 17:26:39

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Dr. Stefano Fagiuoli, Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo, Italy said “no hospital can be prepared” for coronavirus as Covid-19 cases spread further throughout the country despite a strict eight-week lockdown. Italy reported 6,153 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours on Thursday, its biggest rise in the last five days, and 662 deaths. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #CoronavirusItaly #Bergamo #Lombardy

The Italian military on Wednesday helped transport coffins from Bergamo, one of the country’s worst-affected cities from the coronavirus crisis. Police vehicles escorted the 11 army trucks as they moved the dead bodies from an overloaded cemetery in the Lombardy region. They were expected to be taken to other crematoriums across the country. At least 93 people have died from the virus in Bergamo.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.

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