Coronavirus:first case in southern Italy

Tourist from Bergamo tests positive in Palermo

(ANSA) - Rome, February 25 - The first coronavirus case in southern Italy has been registered, with a tourist from the northern city of Bergamo testing positive in Palermo. The woman was tested after being admitted to the Sicilian city's Cervello hospital with flu symptoms. So far seven people with the coronavirus have died in Italy - all of them over 60 and several with pre-existing conditions.
    The worst-hit region is Lombardy, where six people have died and 206 people have contracted the deadly disease.
    There has been one death and over 30 cases in Veneto, 18 cases in Emilia-Romagna, three in Piedmont and three in Lazio, one in Trentino-Alto Adige and now one in Sicily.
    There is also suspected case in Florence of an Italian who had returned from Singapore and is in isolation in the city's Santa Maria Nuova.


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