The Government is extremely saddened to confirm 4 further deaths in our community related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 69.
The first was a resident of Elderly Residential Services, a man aged 95-100 years old, who also had underlying health conditions. He died yesterday of COVID-19 pneumonia. This will be recorded in today’s statistics as a death from COVID-19.
The second was a woman aged 80-85 years old who had underlying health conditions. She died yesterday of COVID-19 pneumonitis. This will be recorded in today’s statistics as a death from COVID-19.
The third was a resident of ERS, a woman aged 85-90 years old, who had underlying health conditions. She died yesterday of COVID-19. This will be recorded in today’s statistics as a death from COVID-19.
The fourth was a man aged 85-90 years old who died today of an acute cerebrovascular event. He was positive for COVID-19 at the time of his death and also had other underlying health conditions. This will be recorded in today’s statistics as a death with COVID-19.
The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, said: ‘The loss of another four residents of Gibraltar today is tragic and my deepest sympathies go to all those who have lost a loved one to this terrible virus.
‘Gibraltar is losing our most valued generation. These Gibraltarians who are sadly losing their lives to this virus are same people who have survived the Evacuation and some of the greatest challenges our community has faced. These are very dark times for all of us as we see our community lose so many of our treasured elder generations.
‘Please, stay at home unless absolutely essential. If you do have to go out, lessen the risk to yourself and others by wearing a mask, washing your hands and keeping a safe distance. When the GHA offer you the vaccine, accept it.’