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Coronavirus death toll in Italy's Lombardy region jumps to 257 -official

MILAN, March 8 (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in the northern Italian region of Lombardy, which has borne the brunt of a nationwide contagion, has risen over the past day to 257 from 154, a local official said on Sunday.

The latest national death toll figures are due to be released later in the day. On Saturday, the country-wide tally stood at 233. (Reporting by Elvira Pollina, Editing by Crispian Balmer)