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Government saddened to confirm death from COVID-19 – 610/2021

By August 26, 2021 No Comments

The Government is deeply saddened to confirm the death of visitor to Gibraltar from COVID-19. The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Gibraltar is 97.

The deceased was a man aged 50-55 years old who was unvaccinated against COVID-19 and had been a patient in the CCU for a significant amount of time. He died this morning of multi-organ failure and sepsis as a result of SARS-CO-2 infection. This will be recorded in tomorrow’s statistics as a death from COVID-19.

The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, said: ‘It is with a very heavy heart that we must confirm the sad news of a death from COVID-19. We mourn the passing of this visitor, a relatively young person who was otherwise fit. My condolences go to the family and friends of the deceased.

‘Please remember that whilst Gibraltar has lifted all but a few restrictions, COVID-19 is still all around and is potentially fatal, especially for those who have not been vaccinated. Please continue to take every precaution recommended by Public Health, maintain good hygiene and call 111 at the first sign of symptoms.’