Former Italian PM Berlusconi hospitalized in ‘most fragile phase’ of coronovirus: personal physician

Former Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi is responding “better” to COVID-19 treatment as he is hospitalized, but due to his age, patients are the weakest type and in the “most fragile phase” of the virus , His doctor told reporters. Sunday.

Berlusconi, 83, an Italian media mogul and three-time premier, tested positive for COVID-19 last week. He said that at an early stage of lung infection at San Rafael Hospital in Milan on Friday, Dr. Alberto Zangarillo said. Berlusconi has a history of heart problems that many years ago required to fit in with pacemakers.

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On November 21, 2019, file photo, Silvio Berlusconi, former Italian Premier and President of the Forza Italia (Go Italy) Party, speaks during the European People’s Party (EPP) Congress in Zagreb, Croatia. (AP photo / Darko Vojinovic, file)

“The patient is responding better to treatment,” Zangerillo told reporters outside the hospital Sunday, saying he remains “cautiously optimistic” about Berlusconi’s recovery. “This does not mean that we can claim victory because, as you know, they belong to the most fragile category.”

Data from Italy’s Superior Institute of Health suggest that COVID-19 mortality in all cases in Italy is 47% among men aged 80–87 years.

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Berlusconi’s longtime doctor and head of intensive care in San Rafael, Zangrillo has been criticized for being vocal in late May, when Italy’s lockdown greatly slowed his rate of new infections, which was clinical Virus is not speaking. ”

Alberto Zangrillo, Silvio Berlusconi's longtime physician, talks to reporters on Friday, September 4, 2020, at Milan's San Rafael Hospital.  (Claudio Furlan / Laspe via AP)

Alberto Zangrillo, Silvio Berlusconi’s longtime physician, talks to reporters on Friday, September 4, 2020, at Milan’s San Rafael Hospital. (Claudio Furlan / Laspe via AP)

Zangrillo has acknowledged that this statement was too strong and “off-key” and was based only on the fact that fewer patients needed intensive care at the time. He suggested that Berlusconi be released anytime soon, noting that the virus “needs adequate treatment and takes its time.”

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Berlusconi, who is also a member of the European Parliament, spent part of his summer vacation in his seaside villa on the Emerian coast of Sardinia. Many cases in Italy of COVID-19 have been linked to groups of people holidaying in Sardinia.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.