HEALTH WORKERS MOST AT RISK IN ITALY

HEALTH WORKERS MOST AT RISK IN ITALY
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The total number of deaths in Italy has now reached 4,825 as of March 21. Amidst the rising coronavirus cases, figures show an “enormous” level of contagion among the country’s medical personnel.

At least 3,500 health workers have been infected by COVID 19 since the onset of the outbreak in February.

What is even more shocking is that compared to Wuhan, which has a higher number of infections and fatalities, the number of health workers getting infected was still lower than in Italy.

According to a report published by Gruppo Italiano per la Medicina Basata sulle Evidenze or GIMBE – Italy’s Group for Evidence-based Medicine, over 8.3 percent of total cases were health workers, reported Al Jazeera.

On the other hand, according to the report published in JAMA Network Open, an online medical site from the Journal of the American Medical Association, infected medical workers in China made up 3.8 percent of the total cases, with only five deaths.


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