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Regional update: 16 more cases, mostly in Avignon MRC

The number of COVID-19 cases in the region continues to increase rather rapidly, as 16 new cases are added today. Ten of the cases are located in the MRC of Avignon, two in the MRC of Bonaventure, two in the Côte-de-Gaspé MRC and two in the Magdalen Islands. Tracing is currently underway for all the new cases.

Public Health states that the difference between provincial and regional statistics can be explained by the rapidly changing situation and that adjustments will be made over the next few days.

More cases at the CHSLD in Maria (Residence Saint-Joseph)

According to Public Health, so far, 17 (stable) residents and 9 (+3) staff members at the Maria CHSLD (government owed long-term care facility) have tested positive for COVID-19.

That CHSLD houses 91 residents and nearly 130 employees work there.

Complete portrait

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands is now 306. Presently, 222 individuals have recovered. There are 73 active cases in the region. The number of casualties remains stable at 11.

Regional: MRC of Residence of the Cases

MRC / living environmentConfirmed casesSince Sept. 1Active Cases
Avignon (+10)
– Community
– Manoir du havre
– Residence Saint Joseph
148
96
28
24
60
43
0
17
52
37
0
15
Bonaventure (+2)63n.d.n.d.
Rocher-Percé 4065
Côte-de-Gaspé (+2)29117
Haute-Gaspésie10n.d.n.d.
Magdalen Islands (+2)1665
Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands3069273

Source: Gaspé Peninsula Public Health Board.

n.d.: not disclosed when less than 5 for privacy reasons


The totals for the province are as follows: 

CasesDeathsHospitalizationsICU
71,005 (+698)5,821 (*+7)217 (+18)33 (+2)
*Seven deaths occurred between September 19 and 24.

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