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Regional update: 31 new cases


There are 31 new cases of COVID-19 in the region. Seven of the new cases are in the Bonaventure MRC, five in the Rocher-Percé MRC and twenty in the Côte-de-Gaspé MRC.*

*One case from the end of October was added to today’s total.

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-four residents (stable), and eleven (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 (stable) employees have tested positive and, so far, no patients are involved in the outbreak.

CHSLD New Carlisle outbreak

Seventeen employees (stable) and fifteen (stable) residents are affected by this outbreak. Three (stable) residents from the CHSLD New Carlisle have passed away as a result of COVID-19. CHSLD New Carlisle houses 66 residents and employs 118 people.

New Carlisle Correctional Facility

One detainee (stable) and two (+1) employee at the New Carlisle Correctional Facility have tested positive for COVID-19. So far, nine detainees have been tested. There are currently 61 detainees at the New Carlisle facility.

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. Nine employees (stable) have tested positive and less than five patients are affected by this outbreak. One patient has passed away as a result of COVID-19.

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).

Manoir St-Augustin outbreak

The management of the regional Integrated Health and Social Services Centre (CISSS) has confirmed an outbreak at the Manoir St-Augustin in Gaspé. Forty-two (+9) residents and thirteen (+1) employees of the private seniors’ residence (RPA) have so far, tested positive for COVID-19. One (stable) residents has passed away as a result of COVID-19.

Updated List – Réné-Levesque School Service Centre

The Réné-Levesque School Service Centre has confirmed 18 (-2) cases. Five (stable) classrooms are presently quarantined.

The educational facilities with positives cases are:

  • École Antoine-Bernard, Carleton-sur-Mer (1 case)
  • École St-Donat, Maria (1 case)
  • Centre de formation professionnelle, Bonaventure (1 case)
  • École Polyvalent, Paspébiac (2 cases – 1 class)
  • École La Source, Paspébiac (4 cases)
  • École polyvalente Mgr Sévigny, Chandler (9 cases – 4 classes)

Eastern Shores School Board

The educational facilities with positives cases are:

  • St. Patrick / St. Joseph (1 case – 2 classes)
  • Evergreen High School (0 cases – Virtual learning)
  • Belle Anse Elementary ( 1 case)
  • Gaspé Polyvalent (7 cases – 3 staff, 4 students – Virtual learning)
  • Gaspé Elementary ( 4 cases – 1 class)

Complete portrait

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands is now 1,108* (+31). Presently, 868 (+19) individuals have recovered. There are 210 (+13) active cases in the region. The total number of deaths is 30 (stable). There are currently 13 (+2) individuals hospitalized.

*One case was added from the end of October, this explains the difference between the total of yesterday (1,076) and today (1,108).

Regional: MRC of Residence

MRC / living environmentConfirmed casesSince Sept. 1Active CasesRate/ 100000 since Sept. 1
Avignon (stable)35726926176.5
Bonaventure (+7)29523935200.4
Rocher-Percé (+5)18014629170.7
Côte-de-Gaspé (+20)232214120685.4
Haute-Gaspésie (stable)17n.d.n.d.n.d.
Magdalen Islands27n.d.n.d.n.d.
Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands1,108894210233.1

Source: Gaspé Peninsula Public Health Board. n.d.: not disclosed when less than 5 for privacy reasons

The Gaspé Peninsula is at Alert Level 3 – Orange. The following three municipalities: Maria, Carleton-sur-Mer and Nouvelle, which are at Alert Level 4 – Red, will change to Alert Level 3 – Orange on November 10. As of November 6, the Magdalen Islands region has changed to Alert Level 2 – Yellow.

Please consult previous posts for measures related to each Alert Level.

The totals for the province are as follows: 

115,989 (+1,169)6,455 (*+15)540 (+13)76 (-1)

*Five deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, nine deaths occurred between November 2 and November 7 and one death occurred at an unknown date. .