The latest case is striker Paulo Dybala, who also confirmed his girlfriend Oriana Sabatin has tested positive for the virus. He has been in voluntary quarantine since Wednesday, March 11.
"Hello, everybody. I wanted to let you know that we just received the results of the COVID-19 test and both Oriana and I tested positive".
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He said getting swabbed was so uncomfortable that it left him in tears. So I'm solo in here, playing video games all day.
"Luckily, we are in flawless condition. Thanks for your messages", Dybala wrote on Twitter and Instagram.
The 26-year-old Argentinian International is the third member of the Italian Serie A defending champions to have the virus, following the announcement that center-back Daniele Rugani and France World Cup victor Blaise Matuidi also tested positive.
Italy announced 793 more deaths on Saturday, having surpassed China's death toll on Thursday. The country, the heart of western Europe's rampaging outbreak, now counts 53,578 known cases. The new increases come almost two weeks into a national lock-down in a desperate bid to contain the spread of the virus.