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  • Regional update: August 11

    The Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands Public Health Board is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 in the region.

    According to Public Health, their data now comes from the Public Health Trajectory information system (TSP). The transition of systems has generated minor discrepancies between case and death data prior to July 26, 2020 and data released today. The differences observed are a reflection of improvements made to data processing. The INSPQ data shows 210 cases in the region, so they’ll conduct quick verifications tomorrow.

    The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands stands at 211. Of those cases, 200 (94.8%) have recovered from the virus. Currently, there are no COVID-19 related hospitalizations from the region (the case mentioned by Public Health last week was not caused by COVID-19). Regionally, fifty-four health care workers have contracted the virus, 21 are CISSS employees.

    Regional: MRC of Residence of the Cases

    MRC / living environmentConfirmed casesRate per 100,000Active cases
    Avignon
    – Community
    – Manoir du havre
    – Residence Saint Joseph
    87
    52
    28
    7
    590.8
    353.1
    NA
    NA
    <5
    <5
    0
    0
    Bonaventure56320.60
    Rocher-Percé33194.30
    Côte-de-Gaspé1797.1<5
    Haute-Gaspésie873.1<5
    Magdalen Islands1080.40
    Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands211234.22 (0.9%)


    Source: Gaspé Peninsula Public Health Board.


    The totals for the province are as follows: 

    CasesDeathsHospitalizationsICU
    60,718 (+91)5,697 (+1)151 (-6)21 (stable)
  • Regional Update: August 1st to 3rd

    The Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands Public Health Board has reported that there were four new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the regional total to 210 cases. The new cases are located as follows: Magdalen Islands (1), Bonaventure MRC (1) and Avignon MRC (2).

    The new cases in the Magdalen Islands and the MRC of Bonaventure are considered to no longer be contagious, they were either false positives or have already recovered.

    As of August 3, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands reached 210. Of those cases, 193 (91.9%) have recovered from the virus. Currently, there are no COVID-19 related hospitalizations from the region. Regionally, fifty-four (+1) health care workers have contracted the virus, 21 are CISSS employees.

    Regional: MRC of Residence of the Cases

    MRC / living environmentConfirmed casesRate per 100,000Active cases
    Avignon
    – Community
    – Manoir du havre
    – Residence Saint Joseph
    87
    52
    28
    7
    590.8
    353.1
    NA
    NA
    <5
    <5
    0
    0
    Bonaventure55314.90
    Rocher-Percé33194.30
    Côte-de-Gaspé1797.1<5
    Haute-Gaspésie873.1<5
    Magdalen Islands1080.40
    Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands210233.18 (3.8%)

    n.d. (not divulged because of confidentiality due to low numbers).
    Source: Gaspé Peninsula Public Health Board.

    Evolution of daily cases


    Starting Saturday, August 1, residents of the Avignon Municipal Regional County, Listuguj First Nation and the Temiscouata Municipal Regional County are permitted entry to New Brunswick. Residents of those three “twinned communities” visiting for the day, without any overnight stays will not need to self-isolate when they enter New Brunswick.

    In addition, residents of the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador) who travel into, but not beyond, those same three communities as part of same day travel with no overnight stays will not need to self-isolate when they return to New Brunswick.

    The New Brunswick government requires anyone entering New Brunswick from the “twinned communities” to:

    • pre-register through www.gnb.ca/TravelRegistration;
    • prove residency;
    • attest that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms;
    • attest they have not travelled outside their communities, except into an Atlantic Province, in the previous 14 days;
    • select Quebec twinning as reason for travel.

    The totals for the province are as follows: 

    CasesDeathsHospitalizationsICU
    59,722 (+123)5,683 (+1)172 (stable)18 (+1)