Published: 14 May 2020
Author(s): Ruggero Capra, Nicola De Rossi, Flavia Mattioli, Giuseppe Romanelli, Cristina Scarpazza, Maria Pia Sormani, Stefania Cossi
Issue: May 2020
Section: Original article

The epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) originating in Wuhan has dramatically spread in Italy, with very high mortality rates (7960 deaths over 46065 positive swabs by April 2 in Lombardy), being interstitial pneumonia with respiratory failure the principal cause of death of COVID-19 [1].

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