An Italian nurse has reportedly took her own life after testing positive for Coronavirus.
The pandemic has so far taken a reported 20,000+ lives and now it appears that it isn’t only the virus that is taking lives, but its effect on people’s mental health.
According to TMZ, 34-year-old Daniela Trezzi, had been treating patients at the San Gerardo Hospital in Monza in the region of Lombardy which has been hit incredibly hard.
An Italian nurse killed herself after testing positive for coronavirus and fearing she had infected others, a nursing federation has revealed.— EHA News (@eha_news) March 25, 2020
Daniela Trezzi, 34, was working on the front line of coronavirus crisis at a hospital in #Lombardy, the worst-affected region of Italy. pic.twitter.com/juQQszgVYd
She spent a couple of weeks at home, presumably in quarantine after being diagnosed with COVID-19, before she tragically died by suicide.
TMZ report that Trezzi was distraught with the belief she may have infected other patients with Coronavirus before being diagnosed herself.
Nurse Daniela Trezzi was working in Lombardy, and contracted the virus. She isolated at home and was devastated to think she might have exposed someone to it. Daniela committed suicide.— Optimist, long memory. (@Rockmedia) March 25, 2020
Please treat nurses w/extra care compassion. They deserve it.
cc @tom_peters @AricVictor pic.twitter.com/8V4mWkc04N
Such a tragedy.
Rest in peace Daniela.