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Regional update: 15 more people receive positive COVID-19 results


The number of COVID-19 cases in the MRC of Avignon continues to increase as 14 new cases are announced in that MRC today. There is also one new case in the Rocher-Percé MRC. 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.

CHSLD in Maria (Residence Saint-Joseph)

According to Public Health, so far, 20 (stable) residents and 13 (+2) 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.

Lady Maria (RPA – Private Seniors’ Residence) outbreak

According to the Gaspé Peninsula Integrated Health and Social Services Centre (CISSS), ten residents (+8), and less than five employees of Lady Maria, located in Maria, have tested positive for COVID-19. Epidemiological investigations are underway and the families have been notified.

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

Complete portrait

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands is now 338 (+15). Presently, 223 (stable) individuals have recovered. There are 104 (+15) active cases in the region. The number of casualties remain stable at 11.

Regional: MRC of Residence of the Cases

MRC / living environmentConfirmed casesSince Sept. 1Active Cases
Avignon (+14)
– Community
– Closed living environment
Bonaventure 64n.d.5
Rocher-Percé (+1)4287
Côte-de-Gaspé 30128
Magdalen Islands 1886
Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands338124104

Source: Gaspé Peninsula Public Health Board.

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

Evolution of cases since September 1

The totals for the province are as follows: 

72,651 (+750)5,826 (*+1)212 (-4)37 (-4)
*Death occurred at an unknown date.