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Italy: 'The most dangerous place is outside' - Doctor treating coronavirus patients in Monza *EXCLUSIVE* *WARNING*06:57

Italy: 'The most dangerous place is outside' - Doctor treating coronavirus patients in Monza *EXCLUSIVE* *WARNING*

Italy, Monza
March 26, 2020 at 07:44 GMT -00:00 · Published

Ruptly has obtained rare access to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the San Gerardo Hospital of Monza, where the medical staff is on one of the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus outbreak in Lombardy.

Footage filmed at what is considered to be one of the most prepared public hospitals in the Lombardy region to fight the coronavirus outbreak, provided a glimpse of its units where the most severe cases of the coronavirus cases are being treated.

Doctor Giuseppe Foti explained on Wednesday that the ICU initially disposed of 25 beds, but that number has increased significantly to almost 100 to cope with the pandemic.

Despite the harrowing situation at the hospital, Foti said "this is not the most dangerous place, the most dangerous place is outside."

The doctor also touched on the status of an elderly patient at the hospital who is infected by COVID-19 and who is showing signs of improvement.

When talking about the hospitalised man, Foti explained that the patient had an haemorrhage in his head besides being COVID positive, adding "many patients who had other diseases, heart attacks, they are COVID positive."

"He is not completely awake, but I'm sure he is going to wake up completely in the first two days," he commented, before stressing the importance of admitting potentially COVID-infected patients to the right ICU units to prevent further spread of the virus.

With 74,386 infected people and 7,503 deaths, Italy has been the most affected European country by the virus. Globally there have been over 450,000 cases since the start of the outbreak, and over 20,000 deaths as of Wednesday.

Italy: 'The most dangerous place is outside' - Doctor treating coronavirus patients in Monza *EXCLUSIVE* *WARNING*06:57
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Ruptly has obtained rare access to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the San Gerardo Hospital of Monza, where the medical staff is on one of the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus outbreak in Lombardy.

Footage filmed at what is considered to be one of the most prepared public hospitals in the Lombardy region to fight the coronavirus outbreak, provided a glimpse of its units where the most severe cases of the coronavirus cases are being treated.

Doctor Giuseppe Foti explained on Wednesday that the ICU initially disposed of 25 beds, but that number has increased significantly to almost 100 to cope with the pandemic.

Despite the harrowing situation at the hospital, Foti said "this is not the most dangerous place, the most dangerous place is outside."

The doctor also touched on the status of an elderly patient at the hospital who is infected by COVID-19 and who is showing signs of improvement.

When talking about the hospitalised man, Foti explained that the patient had an haemorrhage in his head besides being COVID positive, adding "many patients who had other diseases, heart attacks, they are COVID positive."

"He is not completely awake, but I'm sure he is going to wake up completely in the first two days," he commented, before stressing the importance of admitting potentially COVID-infected patients to the right ICU units to prevent further spread of the virus.

With 74,386 infected people and 7,503 deaths, Italy has been the most affected European country by the virus. Globally there have been over 450,000 cases since the start of the outbreak, and over 20,000 deaths as of Wednesday.

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