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Gibraltar's Covid cases rise again and care home visits temporarily suspended

Gibraltar's rapid Covid test centre.
Gibraltar's rapid Covid test centre. / SUR
  • The number of active cases went up from 79 on Monday to 138 on Thursday this week

The number of positive cases of Covid-19 in Gibraltar has been rising steadily recently, among vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

The government announced this week that visits to Mount Alvernia and John Mackintosh House, both of which are residences for the elderly, were being temporarily suspended because a patient in the former and a member of staff in the latter had tested positive for coronavirus.

On Monday, the number of active cases was 79 (73 residents and 6 visitors) including one in Elderly Residential Services, but nobody was in the hospital Covid ward.

On Tuesday there were 21 new cases, bringing the total to 84 residents and 8 visitors.

On Wednesday a further 23 cases were registered, and the total number was 115 (104 residents and 11 visitors). One person was admitted to the Covid ward.

On Thursday the figures had risen again to a total of 138: 127 residents and 11 visitors. One person remains in hospital.