The sixth victim is an 84-year-old woman from Brescia who was cancer-stricken, and the seventh, an 80-year-old man, hospitalized a week ago in Lodi, following a heart attack, then moved to Milan. Doctors believe, in the latter case, that he took the virus from another patient.
Italy reported the first death caused by Covid-19 on Friday, February 21.
Angelo Borrelli, the head of Civil Protection, reported that the region most affected is Lombardy, with 167 cases of infection.
In the Veneto region, 27 cases were detected, in Emilia-Romagna, 18, in Piemonte, 4, and in Lazio, 3 (of which two patients were treated).
Italy has become the third country, globally, with the highest number of cases, after China and South Korea.
The number of deaths caused by Covid-19 in Italy has increased to seven after authorities announced Monday that the number of those infected has reached 219.