The number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus in Italy reached 650 on Thursday night and three other people died in the last hours, amounting to 17 deaths caused by COVID-19 coronavirus in this country, announced the head of the Italian Civil Protection, Angelo Borrelli , quoted by the agencies DPA and EFE.
The three deceased people are about 80 years old and come from the Lombardy region, the Italian official said. Of the 406 people infected in this region, 216 were hospitalized, the others being isolated at home. At the same time, the number of people healed throughout Italy has reached 45.
The most affected remain the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto, where 11 localities are quarantined. The virus has also been confirmed in patients from the regions of Liguria, Las Marcas, Lazio, Sicily, Tuscany, Campania, Piemonte, Trentino Alto Adige and Abruzzo.