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  • Regional update: after four consecutive days without any new cases, Saturday is marked by two new cases

    The Public Health Board has announced two new cases in the Côte-de-Gaspé (one of the cases is a result of family transmission).  The regional total is now 184. 

    The number of deaths is stable at 8.  The number of recovered individuals is stable at 161.  There is one additional case in the health sector bringing the total to 46, 18 of which are CISSS employees.

    The breakdown of the 184 cases by health region (containing a hospital) is as follows: 

    • Bay of Chaleur sector – 133 (stable)
    • Rocher-Percé sector – 29 (stable)
    • Magdalen Islands – 9 (stable)
    • Côte-de-Gaspé – 11 (an increase of 2)
    • Haute-Gaspésie – 2 (stable)

    Regional: Global Portrait of the Situation

    Total confirmed casesCurrent
    hospitalizations
    ICUDeathsRecovered
    184218 (4.3%)161
    (87.5%)

    Regional: MRC of Residence of the Cases

    MRC / living environmentConfirmed casesRate per 100,000Active cases
    Avignon
    – Community
    – Manoir du havre
    – Residence Saint Joseph
    80
    45
    28
    7
    543.2
    305.6
    NA
    NA
    7
    <5
    6
    <5
    Bonaventure53303.4<5
    Rocher-Percé29170.7<5
    Côte-de-Gaspé1162.8 5
    Haute-Gaspésie2<5
    Magdalen Islands9<5
    Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Isands184204.315 (8.2%)

    Source: Gaspé Peninsula Public Health Board


    The totals for the province are as follows: 

    • 4439 – deaths (an increase of 76)
    • 50,651 – positive cases (an increase of 419)
    • 1197 – total hospitalizations (a decrease of 68)
    • 167 – people in intensive care (a decrease of 5)

    *As of May 19, the number of cured patients who are still hospitalized because they are waiting to be transferred will be excluded from the total number of hospitalizations. With the withdrawal of these patients, there is a significant decrease in the number of regular hospitalizations, but no decrease in the number of intensive care hospitalizations.

  • Regional update: Public Health launches campaign

    There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report, the regional total is stable at 182 (183, if you count the case mentioned in the note).

    Note: The INSPQ (Centre d’expertise et de référence en santé publique) indicates that there is an additional case in the Magdalen Islands. However, that case involves an individual with a primary address in the Maggies, but the individual involved is physically located outside the region. There is a high probability that the statistics will be reviewed tomorrow taking this information into account.


    The breakdown of the 182 (183) cases by health region (containing a hospital) is as follows: 

    • Bay of Chaleur sector – 133 (stable)
    • Rocher-Percé sector – 29 (stable)
    • Magdalen Islands – 10 (one additional case, but the person is physically outside of the region)
    • Côte-de-Gaspé – 9 (stable)
    • Haute-Gaspésie – 2 (stable)

    In order to counter the transmission of COVID-19, the Occupational Health team from the Public Health Board, in collaboration with the Sûreté of Quebec, as well as the Municipality of Îles-de-la-Madeleine has set up a team that will ensure random visits to the various wharves on the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands. The campaign, which involves a visit from an agent, who will distribute information and answer questions from the public, began in early May and will continue until October.

    “The main objectives of this initiative are to inform both workers and the general public, to alert people to the risks surrounding COVID-19, and to promote good hygiene and distancing practices. We are therefore banking on a community approach aimed at raising awareness and modifying the behaviour of people who work on the wharves,” says Dr. Bonnier Viger, regional director of Public Health.


    The Gouvernement of Quebec has made public the report from the Canadian Armed Forces, regarding their presence in some of the province’s long-term care facilities (CHSLDs). The report describes the situation in the 25 facilities where the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel assisted during the pandemic.

    Some of the main challenges noted in the report are: the division of “hot” and “cold” zones, proper use of PPEs and the shortage of personnel.

    The report does say that there was noted improvement on many fronts after the arrival of the CAF.

    You can read the entire report at the following link (available in French only): https://cdn-contenu.quebec.ca/cdn-contenu/sante/documents/Problemes_de_sante/covid-19/Rapport_FAC/Observation_FAC_CHSLD.pdf?1590587216


    The totals for the province are as follows: 

    • 4228 – deaths (an increase of 89)
    • 49,139 – positive cases (an increase of 541)
    • 1378 – total hospitalizations (a decrease of 25)
    • 184 – people in intensive care (an increase of 3)

    *As of May 19, the number of recovered patients who are still hospitalized because they are waiting to be transferred will be excluded from the total number of hospitalizations. With the withdrawal of these patients, there is a significant decrease in the number of regular hospitalizations, but no decrease in the number of intensive care hospitalizations.