Nuns at the Institute of Daughters of St. Camillo, in the hill town of Grottaferrata, have tested positive for Coronavirus. One of the nun has been hospitalized, Breitbart reported.
According to media reports, the Lazio region´s health commissioner confirmed that about 59 nuns have tested positive.
The local newspaper also reported that the 19 of 21 nuns at the convent of the Congregation of Angelic Sisters, on the outskirts of Rome, have the coronavirus infection.
Rome is home to dozens of convents or mother houses of congregations of many nuns.
Churches in Italy are no longer holding public Masses, but some of them are still open for faithful to come in to pray.