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27th January 2021, 17:46

Further death from Covid announced as number of active cases drops to 438

Wednesday has seen a further death from Covid bringing the total number of deaths to 70.

The deceased was an ERS resident in his late 70's who had underlying health conditions. He died yesterday of Covid-19 pneumonia. This will be recorded as a death from Covid.

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said he looks forward to the day when we no longer have to make these tragic announcements.

There are 40 people being treated for Covid in hospital. 47 people have the virus in the ERS.

The total number of active cases on the Rock has fallen once again, with the current figure standing at 438 - down from over 1000 two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, over 11,000 people have now received the first dose of the vaccine.