34-year-old Daniela Trezzi from the hospital in Monza in the Italian province of Lombardy was very stressed, thinking that she had become a spread of the infection. She became the second medical practitioner in Italy to commit suicide for this reason.
A nurse from the Italian city of Monza (Lombardy province) committed suicide after becoming ill with COVID-19, the National Federation of Italian Nurses reported on March 24 on her website.
34-year-old Daniela Trezzi worked in the intensive care unit at the San Gerardo Hospital. On March 10, she was diagnosed with a coronavirus infection and sent home for quarantine.
According to colleagues, Trezzi was very worried about the fact that she could become a carrier of the virus. Stress, not illness, was the cause of suicide, the federation emphasized.
This is the second case in the country: last week a similar case occurred in Venice, the report said.
The website of the Federation of Medical Guilds of Italy publishes an updated list of health workers who have died from COVID-19, today it has 33 names.
As of the evening of March 25, the number of coronavirus victims in Italy reached 7503 (first place in the world), infected 57 521. The outbreak is located in the province of Lombardy.