Coronavirus, outbreak in Vicenza: the manager with a fever at 38 was at a funeral and a birthday, then the refusal of hospitalization

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He started to experience the symptoms of Covid as soon as he returned from the Balkans: fever at 38, general malaise, loss of appetite. But it was not enough to stay at home in isolation, as the anti-contagion rules provide. He went to a funeral, despite the symptoms, and then to a crowded birthday party. Result: a new outbreak in the province of Vicenza, 89 people in quarantine, carpet swabs for hundreds of people. The Corriere della Sera reconstructed the movements of the Laserjet company in Pojana Maggiore, from the first trip to Serbia, on June 18, until the swab and the first refusal of hospitalization. And then, a few days later, he gave in to aggravation of his condition: the man is now in the intensive care unit of the Vicenza hospital, intubated.

The manager would get infected during a business trip to Serbia, where he would have come into contact with a symptomatic seventy-year-old, now in intensive care in his country. On the journey (by van) a worker accompanied him. A few days later, a second trip to Bosnia, along with two other workers. He returned on June 25, and already the following day he started to show the symptoms of Covid: high fever, general malaise, tiredness. Despite this, he went out and met people: first at a funeral, where he was seen embracing the deceased’s widow and relatives, and then at a birthday. An outdoor party where there was – he writes The Courier – also Giuseppe Cruciani, who, however, would have left before the symptomatic manager arrived. Only the day after the party did the man show up at the Noventa Vicenza hospital for a swab: positive. Transferred to the hospital San Bortolo di Vicenzahospitalization was recommended, but he preferred to go home.

The hospitalization took place only three days later, due to the insistence of the health workers and the mayor. And because the conditions were now serious, so as to leave no other choice.

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