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The former Italian pilot Fausto Gresini, 59 years old, hospitalized for coronavirus since the beginning of January, remains in serious condition in Intensive Care and intubated, as reported this Thursday by his medical team in a statement.
“Unfortunately his clinical conditions are severe due to his COVID-19 pneumonia. Lungs badly affected by disease and infection, they only manage to supply oxygen to the blood with the help of mechanic ventilation”, reported his doctor, Nicola Cilloni. That is why Gresini, team director Gresini Racing de MotoGP, is still in intensive care.
The doctor believes that “it is still necessary keep you asleep to promote assisted ventilation, but when he wakes up periodically is conscious and combative “, added the former 125cc world champion (1985 and 1987), who will turn 60 on January 23, tested positive for COVID-19 shortly before Christmas and, after passing the initial isolation phase at home, entered on December 27 in the hospital Santa Maria della Scaletta, in Imola.
A few days later was transferred to the Maggiore Carlo Alberto Pizzardi specialized center from Bologna, where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with very low levels of oxygen saturation in his blood. Then a drug coma was induced and he received endotracheal intubation to aid oxygenation of the organs, as reported at the time.
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