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  • Lombardy, Italy
    Friday Feb 14, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Lombardy cluster

    Lombardy, Italy
    Friday Feb 14, 2020

    The Lombardy outbreak came to light when a 38-year-old Italian tested positive in Codogno, a comune in the province of Lodi. According to his wife, he had met an Italian friend who had returned from China on 21 January, who subsequently tested negative. On 14 February, he felt unwell and went to a doctor in Castiglione d'Adda. He was prescribed treatments for influenza.




  • Lombardy, Italy
    Sunday Feb 16, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italy first virus spread

    Lombardy, Italy
    Sunday Feb 16, 2020

    On 16 February, as the 38-year-old man's condition worsened, he went to Codogno Hospital, reporting respiratory problems. Initially, there was no suspicion of COVID-19, so no additional precautionary measures were taken, and the virus was able to infect other patients and health workers. Later, the patient, his pregnant wife, and a friend tested positive. Three more cases were confirmed on the same day after the patients reported symptoms of pneumonia. Thereafter, extensive screenings and checks were performed on everyone that had possibly been in contact or near the infected subjects.




  • San Fiorano
    Tuesday Feb 25, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italian Deaths

    San Fiorano
    Tuesday Feb 25, 2020

    On 25 February, an 84-year-old man from Nembro, a 91-year-old man from San Fiorano and an 83-year-old woman from Codogno died due to complications from the infections.




  • Italy
    Thursday Feb 27, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italy Ministry of Health announced new guidelines

    Italy
    Thursday Feb 27, 2020

    The Ministry of Health announced new guidelines for reporting cases on 27 February in response to the previous blanket testing that caused case numbers to surge and inflamed public panic. It would no longer report asymptomatic cases (swabs taken from patients which tested positive but were not showing symptoms) which counted as 40 to 50% of all reported cases at the time. These people would undergo isolation at home and would be followed up with new tests until they were negative.




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