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  • Regional update: only 60 active cases

    New Cases: There are two new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands. This brings the total number of cases in the region to 1,681.  Nine individuals are currently hospitalized as a result of COVID-19.

    New cases:

    • 2 – Rocher-Percé MRC

    Active cases

    There are currently 60 active cases in the region:

    • Avignon MRC – 8
    • Bonaventure MRC – less than 5
    • Rocher-Percé MRC – 37
    • Côte-de-Gaspé MRC – 10
    • Haute-Gaspésie MRC – less than 5
    • Magdalen Islands – less than 5


    Number of administered doses of the vaccine in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands: 2510* (2.9 % of the population)

    *number was revised by Public Health

    Quebec Government priority groups – vaccination campaign

    Source: Government of Quebec website

    Provincial numbers:

    • Total cases 230,690
    • Total new cases +1869
    • Recovered cases 197,938
    • Total deaths 8,737
    • New deaths +51
    • Current hospitalizations 1,436
    • New hospitalizations +56
    • Total individuals in ICU 211
    • New individuals in ICU +8
    • Total vaccinations administered 92,452
    • New vaccinations administered +8400
  • Regional update: Eleven new cases

    Public Health has announced 11 new cases of COVID-19. Four of the new cases are in Avignon MRC, four in Bonaventure MRC and three in Rocher-Percé.

    The CISSS de la Gaspésie has set up a crisis unit to coordinate all actions related to the outbreaks underway in the Bay of Chaleur area. In addition, each outbreak is monitored by a management committee.

    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.

    CHSLD in Maria (Residence Saint-Joseph)

    The number of cases among residents at Saint-Joseph is 24 (stable). Twenty-one (stable) staff members at the Maria CHSLD (government owed long-term care facility) have tested positive for COVID-19. Seven (stable) individuals from the Residence Saint-Joseph have passed away as a result of COVID-19.

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

    Lady Maria (RPA – Private Seniors’ Residence) outbreak

    Forty residents (stable), and nine (stable) employees at Lady Maria have tested positive for COVID-19.

    The Lady Maria residence is home to 130 individuals and nearly 45 employees work there.

    CHSLD New Carlisle

    According to the CISSS there is a COVID-19 outbreak at CHSLD in New Carlisle. Currently, fewer than five employees are affected by this outbreak, and no residents have been affected. All residents and the majority of employees have been screened. For prevention, all residents are in isolation in their rooms, all employees continue to wear personal protective equipment.

    This residence houses 66 residents and employs 118 people.

    Maria Hospital outbreak

    According to the CISSS there is currently a COVID-19 outbreak at Maria Hospital. Less than five employees have tested positive and, so far, no patients are involved in the outbreak.

    Updated List – Réné-Levesque School Service Centre

    The Réné-Levesque School Service Centre has confirmed twenty-four cases. Three classrooms have been quarantined. The educational facilities with positives cases are: CFP Chandler-Bonaventure, Bonaventure; CFP L’Envol, Carleton-sur-Mer; École Antoine-Bernard, Carleton-sur-Mer; École Bourg, Carleton-sur-Mer (1 class); École des Audomarois, Saint-Omer; École La Source, Paspébiac; and École Le Phare, Port-Daniel (2 classes).

    Complete portrait

    The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands is now 633 (+11). Presently, 347 (+9) individuals have recovered. There are 267 (+2) active cases in the region. The total number of deaths is 19 (stable). There are currently five individuals hospitalized, a total of 30 (stable) overall since the beginning of the pandemic. There is one patient in intensive care (stable).

    Regional: MRC of Residence

    MRC / living environmentConfirmed casesSince Sept. 1Active CasesRate/ 100000 since Sept. 1
    Avignon (+4)
    – Community
    – Seniors’ res.




    Bonaventure (+4)1438772412.2
    Rocher-Percé (+3)824837217.8
    Côte-de-Gaspé 47291480
    Magdalen Islands27n.d.n.d.n.d.
    Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands633419267296.4
    A validation of place of residence was made yesterday, this led to some minor changes in the number of cases by MRC.

    Source: Gaspé Peninsula Public Health Board. n.d.: not disclosed when less than 5 for privacy reasons

    The Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands region is at Alert Level 3 – Orange, with the exception of the following three municipalities: Maria, Carleton-sur-Mer and Nouvelle, which are at Alert Level 4 – Red.

    Please consult previous posts for measures related to each Alert Level.

    The totals for the province are as follows: 

    87,791 (+815)5,970 (*+5)468 (+11)85 (+10)

    * Three deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, two of the deaths occurred between October 6 and October 11.