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Regional update: 21 new cases


There are 21 new cases of COVID-19 in the region. Seven of the new cases are in the Bonaventure MRC, seven in the Rocher-Percé MRC, four in the Côte-de-Gaspé MRC and three 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

Nine (stable) employees have tested positive and, so far, no patients are involved in the outbreak.

CHSLD New Carlisle outbreak

Ten employees (+2) and ten patients (stable) 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. Less than five employees have tested positive and less than five patients are affected by this outbreak.

Updated List – Réné-Levesque School Service Centre

The Réné-Levesque School Service Centre has confirmed Twelve (+3) cases. Three (+1) classrooms are presently quarantined.

The educational facilities with positives cases are:

  • École des Audomarois, Saint-Omer (1 case)
  • 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 (2 cases)
  • École Le Phare (1 case)​
  • École polyvalente Mgr Sévigny, Chandler (2 cases – 1 class)
  • École St-Joseph, Chandler (1 case)

Eastern Shores School Board

The educational facilities with positives cases are:

  • St. Patrick / St. Joseph

Complete portrait

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands is now 843 (+21). Presently, 627 (+16*) individuals have recovered. There are 193 (-27) active cases in the region. The total number of deaths is 23. There are currently 11 (-2) individuals hospitalized.

*There are 16 new recoveries today. In addition, after a verification made by public health, 32 individuals who recovered over the last few weeks were also added to the total. This explains the difference between yesterday’s number of recovered cases (579) and that of today (627).

Regional: MRC of Residence

MRC / living environmentConfirmed casesSince Sept. 1Active CasesRate/ 100000 since Sept. 1
Avignon (stable)34425637251.2
Bonaventure (+7)24218682469.4
Rocher-Percé (+7)1339942247.2
Côte-de-Gaspé (+4)826426148.5
Haute-Gaspésie (+3)16n.d.n.d.n.d.
Magdalen Islands26n.d.n.d.n.d.
Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands843629193214.3

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: 

100,922 (+808)6,153 (*+10)543 (-8)93 (-4)

*Two deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, six deaths occurred between October 19 and October 24 and two occurred at an unknown date.