March 8, 2020 / 4:57 PM / 3 months ago

Coronavirus death toll in Italy's Lombardy region jumps to 257 - official

MILAN (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in the northern Italian region of Lombardy, which has borne the brunt of a nationwide contagion, has risen over the past day to 257 from 154, a local official said on Sunday.

The latest national death toll figures are due to be released later in the day. On Saturday, the country-wide tally stood at 233.

Reporting by Elvira Pollina, Editing by Crispian Balmer

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