Italian nurse, 34, kills herself after testing positive for coronavirus


An Italian nurse killed herself after testing positive for coronavirus and fearing she had infected others, a nursing federation has revealed.

Daniela Trezzi, 34, was working on the front line of the coronavirus crisis at a hospital in Lombardy, the worst-affected region of Italy.

Daniela Trezzi (pictured), a 34-year-old nurse in northern Italy, killed herself after being infected with coronavirus and fearing she had spread the disease to others

The National Federation of Nurses of Italy confirmed her death and expressed its ‘pain and dismay’ in a statement last night.

The federation said the nurse had been suffering ‘heavy stress’ because she feared she was spreading the virus while trying to bring the crisis under control.

Military and medical personnel can be seen transporting coffins from a depot in Ponte San Pietro, Bergamo today

It came as Italy’s death toll surged again yesterday with 743 new fatalities recorded in one day, dampening hopes that the tide was starting to turn.

However, the number of total infections rose by just eight per cent – the lowest level since Italy registered its first death on February 21.

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