Originally published 25 March 20
A 34-year-old Italian nurse working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic took her own life after testing positive for the illness and was terrified that she had infected others, according to a report.
Daniela Trezzi had been suffering “heavy stress” amid fears she was spreading the deadly bug while treating patients at the San Gerardo Hospital in Monza in the hard-hit region of Lombardy, the Daily Mail reported.
She was working in the intensive care unit while under quarantine after being diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the UK news site.
The National Federation of Nurses of Italy expressed its “pain and dismay” over Trezzi’s death, which came as the country’s mounting death toll surged with 743 additional fatalities Tuesday.
“Each of us has chosen this profession for good and, unfortunately, also for bad: we are nurses,” the federation said.
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