2020 coronavirus pandemic in Gibraltar

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Gibraltar
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakItaly
Arrival date4 March 2020
(1 month)
Confirmed cases88[1]
Official website
Gibraltar Health Authority

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.


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.[2] On 7 March, the patient was tested negative and was allowed to end the self-isolation.[3] 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.


  1. ^ "Coronavirus Update (Live): 245,749 Cases and 10,046 Deaths from COVID-19 Virus Outbreak - Worldometer".
  2. ^ Thomas, Diexter (4 March 2020). "COVID-19: Politicians respond to Coronavirus case in Gibraltar". Olive Press News Spain. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  3. ^ "First Covid-19 patient in Gibraltar is given the all clear". Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation. 7 March 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.

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