US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The first Italian patient with coronavirus – 38-year-old Mattia from the city of Codogno (northern Lombardy) – was discharged from the hospital. This was reported on Monday by ANSA.
As the agency recalls, the incident became known on February 21, when a man in serious condition with respiratory failure was transferred to the intensive care unit of the city of Pavia. He complained to the Codogno hospital on February 19, but he was not immediately tested.
In addition, he managed to infect several people, including his relatives.
The man’s father subsequently died, while a pregnant wife who had a mild illness was discharged almost two weeks ago.
The sanitary authorities did not manage to find out from whom Mattia, who had not been to China, where the outbreak of the coronavirus was detected at the beginning of the year, could have been infected.
The coronavirus was not confirmed by his friend, with whom he had dinner with after returning from China.
After the discovery of this incident, 10 cities in the province of Lodi (near Milan) were isolated and declared the “red zone”.
They were supplemented by the village of Vaud in the neighboring region of Veneto, where on 21 February the first coronavirus who died with a diagnosis was registered.
The connection between the two outbreak centers with a population of about 15 thousand and 3 thousand people was also not found.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, almost 64 thousand people have been infected in Italy, of which just over 6 thousand have died and nearly 7.5 thousand have been cured.
The largest number of infected remains in the north – in the regions of Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto, the number of infected in all areas is gradually growing.
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