According to the head of the Italian Civil Protection Department, Angelo Borrelli, the death toll from SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has increased by eight people per day.

The number of victims of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Italy reached 29 people. This was announced on February 29 by the head of the Department of Civil Protection, Angelo Borrelli, informs ANSA .

According to the official, compared with the data for February 28, the number of deaths increased by eight.

Given the deaths in Italy, the coronavirus was detected in a total of 1128 people, of which 50 recovered.

Most of those infected with coronavirus were registered in the Lombardy region – 552, 40 were cured.

An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 with Wuhan, China. As of the beginning of the day, on February 29, in China , 2835 people died from coronavirus infection  , 79 251 confirmed cases of coronavirus were registered, 39 002 people were cured. According  to the  World Health Organization, 4,691 cases in 51 countries were reported outside of China. 67 people died, only in the last day 10 people became victims of coronavirus.

As of February 29, not a single case of coronavirus infection was recorded in Ukraine, however, several Ukrainians contracted the virus abroad:  four citizens  were aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess, quarantined in Japanese Yokohama (one of the patients had already been  discharged from the hospital ), one –  in Italy .