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Regional update: 17 new cases


There are 17 new cases of COVID-19 in the region. One of the new cases is in the Avignon MRC, eight in the Bonaventure MRC, four in the Rocher-Percé MRC, three in the Côte-de-Gaspé MRC and one in the Haute-Gaspésie MRC.

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)no longer considered an outbreak: 24 residents and 22 staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Nine residents passed away as a result of Covid-19. Ninety-one residents and nearly 130 employees work there.

Lady Maria (RPA – Private Seniors’ Residence) outbreak

Forty-one 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.

Maria Hospital outbreak

Ten (+1) employees have tested positive and, so far, no patients are involved in the outbreak.

CHSLD New Carlisle outbreak

Twelve employees (stable) and 11 (stable) patients are affected by this outbreak. CHSLD New Carlisle houses 66 residents and employs 118 people.

Chandler Hospital outbreak

Less than five employees have tested positive.

Gaspé Hospital outbreak

According to the CISSS there is currently a COVID-19 outbreak at Gaspé Hospital. Six employees have tested positive and less than five patients are affected by this outbreak.

Centre d’hébergement Mgr-Ross outbreak

The management of the Integrated Health and Social Services Centre (CISSS) confirms that less than 5 employees of the programs and services of the Mgr-Ross in Gaspé have tested positive for COVID-19. The CISSS states that this facility has a multifunctional purpose and that currently, the outbreak does not affect the long-term care facility (CHSLD).

Updated List – Réné-Levesque School Service Centre

The Réné-Levesque School Service Centre has confirmed Eleven (stable) cases. Four (+1) classrooms are presently quarantined.

The educational facilities with positives cases are:

  • École St-Donat, Maria (1 case)
  • École des Découvertes, St-Siméon (1 case)
  • École aux Quatre-Vents, Bonaventure (2 cases – 1 class)
  • École Polyvalent, Paspébiac (1 case – 1 class)
  • École La Source, Paspébiac (1 case)
  • École Le Phare (1 case)​
  • École polyvalente Mgr Sévigny, Chandler (3 cases – 2 classes)
  • École St-Joseph, Chandler (1 case)

Eastern Shores School Board

The educational facilities with positives cases are:

  • St. Patrick / St. Joseph
  • Gaspé Polyvalent

Complete portrait

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands is now 872 (+17). Presently, 644 (+3) individuals have recovered. There are 203 (+13) active cases in the region. The total number of deaths is 25 (+1). There are currently 12 (+1) individuals hospitalized.

Regional: MRC of Residence

MRC / living environmentConfirmed casesSince Sept. 1Active CasesRate/ 100000 since Sept. 1
Avignon (+1)34525734230.9
Bonaventure (+8)25519984480.9
Rocher-Percé (+4)13810443253.1
Côte-de-Gaspé (+3)917335199.9
Haute-Gaspésie (+1)17n.d.n.d.n.d.
Magdalen Islands26n.d.n.d.n.d.
Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands872658203225.4

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: 

102,814 (+929)6,189 (*+17)526 (-1)89 (-2)

*Four deaths occurred in the last 24 hours and thirteen deaths occurred between October 21 and October 26.