A second patient infected with the new coronavirus has died in Italy, ANSA news agency reported citing healthcare sources, as an outbreak spreads in the north of the country with 30 cases reported so far.
The victim was a female resident in Milan's Lombardy region, ANSA said. Her reported death comes hours after a 77-year-old man died overnight near Padua, in the nearby Veneto region.
Coronavirus continues to spread across globe
The deadly coronavirus continues to spread around the world, with six confirmed cases in northern Italy and one casualty in South Korea, the latest reports said Friday.While the treatment of three people – two Chinese nationals and an Italian – continues in Italy, six others were diagnosed with novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the northern Lombardy region.Health Minister Roberto Speranza said these people would be put under quarantine at a medical facility.Additionally, the Yonhap news agency reported that coronavirus claimed another life in South Korea, where there are over 200 registered cases.The latest reports suggest that some crew members of a Montenegrin cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, which went into quarantine on Feb. 4 in Tokyo, contracted the virus.China reports 397 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on mainland on Feb.21US confirms 34 coronavirus case as global toll climbsIsrael on Friday announced that one person evacuated from the ship contracted the virus, marking the first registered case in the country.With two new cases in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), there are now at least 11 people suffering from the virus in the Gulf country.There are 750 suspected and 18 confirmed cases in Iran, where the death toll of coronavirus has already climbed to five, and neighboring Turkey announced stepped-up measures to keep the virus from crossing the border.Kuwait suspends Iran flights amid coronavirus outbreakDeath toll in China coronavirus outbreak reaches 2,347There are no known cases of coronavirus in Turkey.On Friday, Chinese authorities announced that the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak reached 2,238.The country's National Health Commission said there are 75,465 confirmed cases of the virus.More than 18,260 people have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the illness.Coronavirus has spread to more than 25 other countries including the U.S., the U.K., Singapore, France, Russia, Spain and India.The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak an international health emergency.*Writing by Ali Murat AlhasItaly confirms first death from coronavirus
Italy confirms first death from coronavirus
Italy confirmed its first death from the coronavirus, hours after 10 towns were locked down following a flurry of new cases, local media reported Saturday.A 78-year-old man died Friday evening, according to the ANSA news agency which cited Veneto regional president Luca Zaia.The retiree received treatment at the hospital for 10 days, Zaia added. He was one of two people in the northern region to have been infected.Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told reporters Friday after a EU summit in Brussels that his country is prepared to manage the outbreak.“People don’t need to be worried,” Conte said, adding that everything is under control.Health Minister Roberto Speranza said Italy was studying a new regulation to restrict the outbreak in the northern Veneta region.Earlier, Speranza said the number diagnosed with the virus, also known as COVID-19, rose to 14.Italy stopped all public events, commercial and school activities and ordered public spaces closed Friday due to an outbreak of the coronavirus in 10 northern towns.Chinese authorities announced Friday the death toll from the virus reached 2,238.The country's National Health Commission said there are 75,465 confirmed cases.More than 18,260 people have been discharged from hospitals after receiving treatment.Coronavirus has spread to more than 25 other countries including the U.S., the U.K., Singapore, France, Russia, Spain and India.The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak an international health emergency.