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13th January 2021, 21:00

Five further deaths from COVID-19 confirmed; four were ERS residents

Gibraltar has seen a further five deaths from COVID-19 confirmed in one day. It brings the total number of deaths in the community related to the virus to 23.

The first death recorded in Wednesday's statistics was a man in his early 70s, with no underlying health conditions. He died of COVID-19 pneumonitis.

The second was an ERS resident, a woman in her late 80s. She had underlying health conditions and died of COVID-19 pneumonia.

On Wednesday evening, the Government confirmed three more deaths, all at Elderly Residential Services, which will be reflected in Thursday's statistics.

All three people died of COVID-19 pneumonia. One was a man in his late 80s, with some long-term underlying medical conditions which the GHA says were well controlled.

Two women also died: a woman in her early nineties, who had some underlying medical conditions common with advancing age; and a woman in her early eighties, who suffered with some medical conditions including some breathing difficulties.

Active cases have again risen, with 45 new cases, making it 1017. There are another 100 people in self-isolation, bringing the figure up to 2 thousand and 31.

Although hospitalisations have increased by two, there are also two fewer patients in the Critical Care Unit.

The number of positive cases in ERS has also gone up by two, to 116.