• Out of the 51 deceased doctors, 32 were working in Lombardy, the Italian region worst-hit by coronavirus.
Two intensive care professionals comfort each other in the ICU of a hospital in Cremona, Italy, on Friday, March 13, 2020. Paolo Miranda
Since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis in Italy, 51 doctors who tested positive for the disease have died, the Italian Association of Doctors said Friday.
The news of the death toll comes after an urgent call for medical protective equipment from the president of the association, Filippo Anelli, on Thursday.
An army convoy rolls in to remove bodies that were threatening to overwhelm the crematorium in Bergamo IPA/BACKGRID
By the numbers: Since the beginning of the epidemic, 6,414 health workers have been infected by coronavirus as of Thursday, according to the Italian National Institute of Health.
Out of the 51 deceased doctors, 32 were working in Lombardy, the Italian region worst-hit by coronavirus.