Rome scrambles to contain new coronavirus outbreaks

A coronavirus outbreak at a hospital on the outskirts of Rome has resulted in five deaths, according to media reports. Another outbreak at a squat in the Italian capital is reportedly under control.

Citing a regional health official, La Repubblica reported on Sunday that the outbreak at the San Raffaele Pisana hospital had reached 109 positive cases and five coronavirus-related deaths.

Italy, one of the worst affected countries in the world, has been slowly reopening after months of lockdown.

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San Raffaele Pisana specializes in neuromotor rehabilitation, according to its website. Fox News has reached out to the hospital with a request for comment on this story.

A municipal policeman cordons off the entrance to a building on June 13, 2020, on Piazza Pecile in the Garbatella district of Rome.

A municipal policeman cordons off the entrance to a building on June 13, 2020, on Piazza Pecile in the Garbatella district of Rome. (Photo by TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images)

The official cited by Repubblica said that another outbreak in the Garbatella neighborhood is under control. The Local reports that the outbreak occurred at a squat.

An early coronavirus hot spot, at least 236,989 cases have been reported in Italy, accounting for 34,345 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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As of Monday morning, over 7.9 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 worldwide, with over 2 million in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins. The disease has accounted for at least 433,930 deaths around the world, including at least 115,732 in the U.S.

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