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Italy: COVID-19 doctors raise alarm over hospital capacity amid second wave05:31

Italy: COVID-19 doctors raise alarm over hospital capacity amid second wave

Italy, Varese
October 31, 2020 at 01:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Doctors treating coronavirus patients at the Circolo di Varese hospital in Varese, Lombardy are raising the alarm about the hospital's ability to cope with the second wave of the virus, now in full swing across europe, as they went from one to three intensive care units as seen in footage from Friday.

"The number of COVID patients that we are treating has become very important. Somehow we have to prevent this from increasing, or we won't last very long," said Luca Cabrini, head of intensive therapy.

The Lombardy region is among the places most affected by the second wave of coronavirus

"Regarding COVID deniers. I think that these images, those you are filming right now, are the answer to any COVID deniers," said Rinaldo Colombo, a doctor working in the ICU.

As of Friday, Italy has reported over 647,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 38,321 deaths with the disease according to Johns Hopkins University.

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Doctors treating coronavirus patients at the Circolo di Varese hospital in Varese, Lombardy are raising the alarm about the hospital's ability to cope with the second wave of the virus, now in full swing across europe, as they went from one to three intensive care units as seen in footage from Friday.

"The number of COVID patients that we are treating has become very important. Somehow we have to prevent this from increasing, or we won't last very long," said Luca Cabrini, head of intensive therapy.

The Lombardy region is among the places most affected by the second wave of coronavirus

"Regarding COVID deniers. I think that these images, those you are filming right now, are the answer to any COVID deniers," said Rinaldo Colombo, a doctor working in the ICU.

As of Friday, Italy has reported over 647,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 38,321 deaths with the disease according to Johns Hopkins University.

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