At least ten priests have died in Italy after contracting the novel coronavirus. More than half of them were from the Diocese of Bergamo, a town outside of Milan in Lombardy.
The bishop of Bergamo, the Italian diocese hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak, said Monday that the 20 priests in his diocese who have been hospitalized after contracting coronavirus have shown considerable improvement and six others have died.
More than 27,000 people in Italy have been infected with coronavirus, and 2,470 people have died in just over three weeks.
According to official government report on the deaths, more than 90% were aged above 70yrs and had some underlying medical condition.