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Steady rise in Covid-19 cases to the highest number ever in Gibraltar

The Nightingale Hospital created for the first wave of the pandemic.
The Nightingale Hospital created for the first wave of the pandemic. / SUR
  • Many of those who have tested positive in Gibraltar have been asymptomatic, however, and there have been no deaths since the pandemic started

The number of active coronavirus cases in Gibraltar has risen to a record level in recent days, reaching a total of 88 on Thursday, an increase of ten cases in 24 hours. The numbers may still be low, even for a population of around 34,000, but a few weeks ago there were no cases at all for several days and people began to hope that the crisis was over.

Many of those who have tested positive in Gibraltar have been asymptomatic, and there have been no deaths since the pandemic started.

The health authorities on the Rock have one of the highest ratios of testing per population, with 55,677 tests having been carried out so far. This accounts to some extent to the rise in active cases, but it also seems to be the case that Gibraltar, like many other countries in Europe, is seeing a 'second wave' of the virus and people are urged to follow the precuationary advice to the letter.