Italy has officially confirmed its first six cases of Coronavirus, the virus responsible for a range of illnesses, from the common cold to more severe diseases. Among the six cases, the most concerning involves a 38-year-old man who is currently hospitalized in critical condition. He remains in the Intensive Care Unit of Codogno Hospital, located in Northern Italy. There are plans to transfer him to a hospital in Milan, where his pregnant wife, who also tested positive for Coronavirus, is interned.
Additionally, a man who had recently returned from China and had dinner with the 38-year-old hospitalized individual in early February has been isolated for necessary testing. The team at Sacco Hospital, including anesthesiologists and infectious disease experts, has provided support to the Codogno team, given the man’s unstable condition.
Precautions have been taken in the region, with two more individuals in Castiglione D’Adda, another province in Northern Italy, testing positive for Coronavirus. They are currently in isolation, and local residents have been advised to stay in their homes and limit unnecessary social contact as a general precaution.
Health authorities are still determining the source of the infection, and while the situation is being analyzed, a complete population-wide isolation is not deemed necessary. The Ministry of Health will decide on further measures if the situation worsens.