A fifth elderly patient has died after contracting the coronavirus in Italy, while the number of people testing positive for the virus is now over 200.
The latest fatality follows the death of an 84-year-old man in Bergamo, also in Lombardy, which was announced earlier on Monday.
At least two had other health problems, and all were reported to be over 75. Italy now has more confirmed cases than any other countries except China.
According to the regional president of Lombardy, Attilio Fontana, by Monday morning the number of people testing positive in the region had reached 165.
A smaller number of cases have also been confirmed in Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Piedmont, Trentino-Alto Adige and Lazio.
Eleven towns — ten in Lombardy and one in Veneto — are under lockdown, with some 50,000 residents prohibited from leaving. Regional authorities have ordered gathering spots, such as bars, restaurants and discos to close.