Medical personnel work in the ICU of Istituto Clinico Casalpalocco, in Rome, Italy, March 25, 2020. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)

Medical workers at ICU ward race against clock to save COVID-19 patients in Italy

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 7,503 lives in Italy, while the cumulative number of confirmed cases reached 74,386, Italian authorities said on Wednesday.

Among the people positive to the coronavirus, some 30,920, asymptomatic or with slight symptoms, are currently under home confinement, and 3,489 are in intensive care, while the rest 23,112 are hospitalized in normal wards.

Braving the danger of being exposed to the virus, medical workers in the ICU of Istituto Clinico Casalpalocco, in Rome, Italy, are racing against the clock to pull severe coronavirus patients back from the “cliff” of death.

A patient suffering from COVID-19 is treated in the ICU of Istituto Clinico Casalpalocco, in Rome, Italy, March 25, 2020.(Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)
A medical worker treats a patient in the ICU of Istituto Clinico Casalpalocco, in Rome, Italy, March 25, 2020.(Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)
Medical personnel work in the ICU of Istituto Clinico Casalpalocco, in Rome, Italy, March 25, 2020.(Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)
Medical personnel work in the ICU of Istituto Clinico Casalpalocco, in Rome, Italy, March 25, 2020.(Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)
Medical personnel work in the ICU of Istituto Clinico Casalpalocco, in Rome, Italy, March 25, 2020.(Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)