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No new cases on the Gaspé

The Public Health Board is reporting no new cases of the coronavirus between March 24 and 25 on the Gaspé Peninsula and the Magdalen Islands. The numbers released on March 24 stand, at four cases on the Gaspé and three in the Magdalen Islands.

Meanwhile, the Public Health Board is releasing new and more accurate numbers regarding the number of analyses carried out. Out of 227 samples sent to those laboratories, 153 were negative, seven were positive and the results of 67 are still unknown.

Clémence Beaulieu-Gendron, Communication officer for the Regional Integrated Health and Social Service Centre (CISSS), mentions that it is not possible to obtain accurate numbers on a daily basis because the laboratories send their results to the Department of Health and Quebec’s Public Health Department, not to regional organizations. “New laboratories are also getting authorization to perform those analyses and the results are calculated for the province only. We are trying to get them when they are available but it is not always the case,” she explains.