Government confirms two further deaths from COVID-19
The Government says it is deeply saddened to confirm two further deaths from COVID-19. Both will be recorded in today’s statistics as deaths from COVID-19. The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Gibraltar is 65.
The first was a woman aged 75-80 years old, who had underlying health conditions. She died yesterday of COVID-19 pneumonitis.
The second was a resident of Elderly Residential Services, a woman aged 85-90 years old, who had underlying health conditions. She died yesterday of COVID-19 pneumonia.
The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, said: ‘Today’s news of continued losses in our community is tragic and my deepest sympathies go to the families and friends of the deceased.
‘Gibraltar has now administered the first dose of the vaccine to around 1/3 of the population. This is extremely welcome news and gives us some light in these dark days. My sincerest thanks go to everyone whose hard work has made this logistically very difficult task possible.
‘Please register for the vaccine if you haven’t already and accept it when it’s your turn. Until then, do your part by following the rules. Stay at home, wear a mask if you have to go out, wash your hands, and call 111 as soon as you notice symptoms.’