Italian hospitals face an “overcrowding crisis”
Hospitals battling Italy’s growing coronavirus outbreak are facing a “crisis,” according to health officials in the southern European nation.
Italy now has over 820 cases, making it one of the worst hit countries in the world. Lombardy, in northern Italy, has 531 confirmed cases and a death toll of 17, the region’s health secretary Giulio Gallera said Friday.
And hospitals are struggling to cope. “If the (coronavirus) keeps spreading, there will be a crisis of the hospitals, not only for those infected, but for all patients,” Gallera said.