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Regional update: 24 new cases, CISSS announces outbreak at Gaspé hospital


Public Health has announced 24 new cases of COVID-19.  Two of the new cases are in Avignon MRC, twelve in the Bonaventure MRC, three in Rocher-Percé, six in Côte-de-Gaspé and one in Haute-Gaspésie.

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)

The number of cases among residents at Saint-Joseph is 24 (stable). Twenty-two (stable) staff members at the Maria CHSLD (government owed long-term care facility) have tested positive for COVID-19. Nine individuals from the Residence Saint-Joseph have passed away as a result of COVID-19.

That CHSLD houses 91 residents and nearly 130 employees work there.

Lady Maria (RPA – Private Seniors’ Residence) outbreak

Forty 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.

CHSLD New Carlisle

According to the CISSS there is a COVID-19 outbreak at CHSLD in New Carlisle. Seven employees (stable) and six patients (stable) are affected by this outbreak. All residents and the majority of employees have been screened. For prevention, all residents are in isolation in their rooms, all employees continue to wear personal protective equipment.

This residence houses 66 residents and employs 118 people.

Maria Hospital outbreak

According to the CISSS there is currently a COVID-19 outbreak at Maria Hospital. Nine (stable) employees have tested positive and, so far, no patients are involved in the outbreak.

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.

The CISSS assures the population that the hospital remains safe and patients are invited to continue coming to their appointments.

Updated List – Réné-Levesque School Service Centre

The Réné-Levesque School Service Centre has confirmed five (-1) cases. No classrooms are presently quarantined.

The educational facilities with positives cases are:

  • École des Audomarois, Saint-Omer (1 case)
  • École Polyvalent, Paspébiac (1 case)
  • École La Source, Paspébiac (1 case)
  • École polyvalente Mgr Sévigny, Chandler (1 case)
  • École St-Joseph, Chandler (1 case)

Complete portrait

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands is now 751* (+24). Presently, 522 (+19) individuals have recovered. There are 206 (+11) active cases in the region. The total number of deaths is 23 . There are currently 14 (+1) individuals hospitalized.

*Three cases for the month of September and October were added to the total from yesterday October 20 . One case in the Rocher-Percé MRC and two cases in the Bonaventure MRC.

Regional: MRC of Residence

MRC / living environmentConfirmed casesSince Sept. 1Active CasesRate/ 100000 since Sept. 1
(+2 today)




(+12 today)
(+2) from Sept. & Oct.
(+3 today)
(+1) from Sept. & Oct.
(+6 today)
(+1 today)
Magdalen Islands26n.d.n.d.n.d.
Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands751537206228.7

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: 

96,288 (+1,072)6,074 (*+19)565 (stable)94 (-6)

* Two deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, 15 deaths occurred between October 14 and October 19 and 2 deaths occurred before October 14.