At least 50 doctors have died from coronavirus infection in Italy, the country’s national doctor’s association has revealed.

A list of doctors who have died on the frontlines of coronavirus epidemic has grown to 50. The list was updated daily by the National Federation of FNOMCeO.
The harrowing new figures come as the country’s medical system and its staff struggle to remain standing under the pressure of the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the world.
On Friday, Italy registered the most deaths in the country, with 969 victims adding to the world’s highest coronavirus death toll, raising the number to 9,134.

At least 17 of the doctors in the list had been working in Bergamo, the city in Lombardy with the highest number of Covid-19 cases. More than 7,100 healthcare workers around the country have been infected with the virus, sent home to recover and told to return to work once they recover and test negative.

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