Eight patients and 4 health workers at Lavagna Hospital tested positive after a forty-one-year-old man with bilateral coronavirus pneumonia who had previously had a negative diagnosis was treated.

In fact, the man had been sent home by the Covid department of Sestri Levante after a negative tampon; then he had entered Lavagna’s hospital, in a non-covid ward, where he died.

The medical department was cleared and sanitized. The man, who lived in Chiavari, was a popular mechanic in a motorcycle workshop before being immobilised due to a stroke.

In the past few days, he felt bad and at the hospital he was diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia. After two negative tampons in the Covid department of Sestri Levante he was sent home, but the family doctor insisted he was to go to Lavagna to cure pneumonia. But the man is dead.