Former Milan and current Monza President Silvio Berlusconi will be released from hospital today after treatment for COVID-19, but his doctor warns 'it would've killed him' in April.
The ex-Prime Minister of Italy tested positive for the Coronavirus and was taken into the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan on September 4.
He was suffering from pneumonia as a side-effect of the virus and considered a high-risk subject, as he turns 84 later this month.
Professor Alberto Zangrillo made it clear when speaking to the press that Berlusconi was never in intensive care, intubated or even given oxygen therapy.
However, the doctor did admit “the viral load on Berlusconi’s swab was so high that in March-April it would not have had the fortunate outcome he has now.
“It would’ve most probably killed him if it had happened then, and he knows that.”
Since the height of the pandemic in Italy, which first hit in late February, treatment, research and facilities have all greatly improved around COVID-19.
There have been 35,610 deaths in Italy from Coronavirus.
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