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Third person infected with Covid-19 on the Gaspé

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Monday, March 23 – A third Covid-19 case has been reported in the Gaspé Peninsula, two days after confirmation of the first two regional cases by the Public Health Board.

The Public Health Board does not provide information about the place where that third infected person lives, which complies with the Quebec-wide rules.

“There is effectively a third case. It is not linked to the two others. The three (infected persons) came back from trips and are quarantined in their homes,” points out Clémence Beaulieu-Gendron, spokesperson for the Regional Integrated Health and Social Services Centre (CISSS).

The CISSS and the Public Health Board will soon start providing daily updates about the regional situation, possibly starting tomorrow. Time is required “to adapt the computer systems of the new laboratories,” adds Ms. Beaulieu-Gendron.

The number of laboratories certified to detect the coronavirus has increased in Quebec over the last week and a delay is needed to include all the aspects pertaining to that increase.