Coronavirus: Inside an Italian ICU – BBC News

The UK’s state funded news outlet, the BBC, produced this news item on the realities of life inside an Italian ICU during the unfolding disaster that is the Covid-19 outbreak in the country:

Overwhelmed by coronavirus cases, one hospital is putting some new arrivals in tents.

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A really sad picture of what can happen when a healthcare system is stretched too breaking point by a virus of this nature. Troubling times for all those in countries showing similar early signs of stress to those Italy initially reported.

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

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