2020 coronavirus pandemic in Gibraltar
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The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar in March 2020. With population of 33,701 (as of 1 July 2019), in 30 March infection rate is 1 case per 518 inhabitants.
|2020 coronavirus pandemic in Gibraltar|
|Arrival date||4 March 2020|
(1 month and 4 days)
|Gibraltar Health Authority|
On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.
The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003, but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll. From 19 March, Public Health England no longer classified COVID-19 as a "High consequence infectious disease".
On 4 March, the first case was confirmed. The infected was a person who had travelled from Northern Italy via Málaga Airport. The patient was in self-isolation. On 7 March, the patient was tested negative and was allowed to end the self-isolation. At this point, in Gibraltar a further 63 persons were in self-isolation. One of the positive cases was a member of the staff of the Elderly Residential Services at Mount Alvernia.
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- Coronavirus information from the Gibraltar Health Authority
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