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Second Covid case confirmed as false positive

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A second positive case of Covid-19 confirmed earlier today by the Gibraltar Government turned out to be a false positive.
In a statement issued late on Sunday evening, the Government clarified that further testing proved the case was in fact negative.
"Today's suspected resident case of Covid-19 was a false positive," the Government said.
"Two subsequent tests gave negative results."
The first positive test was confirmed yesterday after almost two months of zero active cases among the local population.
The Government said both cases are unrelated, with the first being an unvaccinated individual.
A total of 248,832 tests have been carried out, including 55,463 tests in the frontline, targeted and systematic sampling.
Overall, 37,199 have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in Gibraltar.

This post was updated at 9pm to reflect the Gibraltar Government's statement that the test was a false positive.

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