At least 600 nurses worldwide are known to have died from the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected an estimated 450,000 healthcare workers, the International Council of Nurses said on Wednesday.
The World Health Organization urged governments to support and invest in their nurses on International Nurses Day.
The famous nurse is credited with pioneering hygiene and cleanliness to combat the spread of diseases in hospitals.
Across Europe, half of all virus-related deaths have been linked to nursing homes and in New York it amounts to a quarter of the state’s total fatalities.
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians migrated to Germany during the Syrian civil war, and many are now helping Germany overcome the deadly pandemic.
Thousands of people in care are believed to have died but many are not believed to have been included in statistics tallying Covid-19 deaths.
Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention don’t require N-95 masks for Covid-19 caregivers, but many hospitals are opting for the added protection because the infection has proven to be extremely contagious.
"Robots are tireless assistants that can't get infected, that can't get sick," said the Circolo Hospital's intensive care unit director Francesco Dentali.
By including the nursing home data, France now has a total of 82,165 confirmed or suspected cases, joining the United States, Spain, Italy and Germany as nations that have now surpassed cases reported by China.
With France still to reach its outbreak peak, hospitals in Paris are scrambling to add more intensive care beds despite a boost in nationwide numbers to 9,000, from about 5,000 before the start of the crisis.
They were being treated at unregistered facilities with no doctors, trained nurses and little equipment to cater to their specialised needs. The government had moved a total of 1,300 patients out of private hospitals to save money.
Canadian nurse is accused of killing five women and three men, aged from 75 to 96 years, at two long-term care facilities in Ontario province between 2007 and 2014.
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