COVID-19 cases rise to 888 in Italy, 21 dead

Sun Online Desk

29th February, 2020 12:18:53 printer

COVID-19 cases rise to 888 in Italy, 21 dead

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Italy have increased to 888, including 21 fatalities and 46 recoveries, according to the Ministry of Health on Friday, reports AP.

The majority of the infections, or 531, were recorded in the northern Lombardy region, followed by the northern Veneto region (151 cases), Emilia-Romagna (145), Liguria (19), Piedmont (11), Tuscany (8), Marche (6), Sicily (4), Campania (4), Lazio (3), Puglia (3), Abruzzo (1), Calabria (1) and the autonomous province of Bolzano (1), the Ministry of Health reported.

Civil Protection Department chief Angelo Borrelli, who also serves as Extraordinary Commissioner for the Coronavirus Emergency, told a press conference at 6 pm local time (1700 GMT) on Friday that three more deaths were reported in a day.