February 24, 2020 / 2:44 PM / 5 months ago

Seventh person dies in coronavirus outbreak in Italy: ANSA news agency

A woman wears a protective face mask as she walks in Venice, Italy February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

ROME (Reuters) - A seventh person has died in the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, news agency ANSA said on Monday, while the number of confirmed cases rose to more than 220.

ANSA said the latest person to die was an 80-year-old man who had been taken to hospital last week in Lodi after suffering a heart attack. Doctors believe he caught the virus there from another patient.

Reporting by Crispian Balmer

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