ROME — The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Italy has risen to 283, local media reported Tuesday, while the death toll now stands at seven.
By far the greatest number of those confirmed with the illness come from the northern Italian region of Lombardy (206), followed by Veneto (38), and Emilia Romagna (19).
Between Monday and Tuesday the number of cases of infection in Italy jumped by 54.
Among the measures being taken to prevent the spread of the virus, all sporting events both private and public have been suspended in the regions of Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Veneto and Piedmont.
Other countries are beginning to take precautions as well, with Kuwait banning flights to and from Italy, Bulgarian Air suspending flights to and from Milan, and Prague Airport dedicating a specific gate for planes arriving from Italy.