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Nearly 17,000 Healthcare Workers in Italy Infected With Coronavirus

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Nearly 17,000 people who work in healthcare in Italy are infected with the coronavirus. This is evident from a report by the Italian Institute of Health.

 

These people account for 10 percent of all Italian infections.

About two-thirds of the 16,991 infected health care workers are women, the report said.

About 43 percent work as a nurse or midwife, 19 percent are hospital doctors, almost 10 percent work in medical passenger transport and the rest work in other branches of healthcare.

Healthcare workers come into contact with infected patients more often and can, therefore, become infected more quickly.

Italy is one of the hardest-hit countries in the world with nearly 169,000 infections and over 22,000 deaths.

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