UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — In Italy, the fifth person died, infected with a new type of coronavirus COVID-19.
The 88-year-old man, a resident of Lombardy, passed away on Monday.
In the Department of Civil Protection of Italy, a total of 219 cases of infection were detected in the country.
Lombardy has suffered more than the rest of the provinces – 167 have already become ill. Some patients are quarantined at home, but 23 people had to be put in intensive care due to complications.
An outbreak of coronavirus near Milan was recorded on February 21. The disease also spread to Veneto, Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna.
By Monday, the virus from China spread to 31 countries, the number of infected in the tens of thousands.
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