In Italy, the number of people who died as a result of infection with the acute infection coronavirus COVID-19 reached 79 people. The total number of confirmed cases of infection is 2263, head of the country's civil defense service Angelo Borrelli told reporters on Tuesday.
According to him, the main part of deaths - 55 - falls on the region of Lombardy, infections - 88% - in the region of Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto. He added that 1 thousand patients are being treated at home and are in quarantine, 1 thousand 34 are hospitalized, 229 of them are in intensive care wards.
From the positive statistics, Borrelli noted that Italian doctors have already managed to cure 160 people.
According to the World Health Organization, Italy is now one of the most epidemiologically disadvantaged countries along with South Korea and Iran.