Coronavirus cases surpass 100 in Italy: Official

Personnel carry new beds inside a hospital of Codogno, near Lodi in Northern Italy, on Feb. 21, 2020. (AP)

The number of coronavirus cases in Italy has risen to over 100, the president of the northern Lombardy region said on Sunday.

Attilio Fontana told SkyTG24 television there were “more than 100 cases” in the country overall and 89 cases in Lombardy alone, the capital of which is Milan.

On Saturday, authorities had said there were 79 cases in Italy, but that number has continued to grow.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57