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Regional update: 4 new deaths reported today as cases continue to rise


There are 17 new cases of COVID-19 in the region. Six of the new cases are in the Rocher-Percé MRC, ten in the Côte-de-Gaspé MRC and one in the 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)no longer considered an outbreak: 24 residents and 22 staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Eleven *(+2) residents have passed away as a result of Covid-19. Ninety-one residents and nearly 130 employees work there.

*After verification Public Health has determined that two deaths which occurred in October were attributable to COVID-19.

Lady Maria (RPA – Private Seniors’ Residence) outbreak

Forty-four residents (stable), and thirteen (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 outbreak

Eighteen employees (stable) and fifteen (stable) residents are affected by this outbreak. Four (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 Detention Centre

Twenty-six (+3) inmates and six (+1) employees have tested positive for COVID. Of those testing positive, one employee has recovered from the virus. Fifty-six individuals are currently being detained at the New Carlisle Facility.

After verification Public Health regarding the rules for categorizing cases, it was determined that the New Carlisle facility is a closed environment with temporary accommodation. For that type of facility, the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) recommends entering the permanent address of cases. As a result, the cases related to the outbreak at the New Carlisle Detention Centre were all reclassified by their permanent address.

In summary, of the 26 inmates associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, 19 have a permanent address in Gaspé Peninsula/Magdalen Islands and seven are from outside the region.

Please note that SPEC will continue to keep readers apprised of the number of cases at the New Carlisle Detention Centre, however, those numbers won’t correlate directly with the region’s daily totals.

Four of the positive results came in yesterday afternoon and were never added to the regional total. These cases will belong to their MRC of residence and not to the MRC Bonaventure where the facility is located.

Percé Correctional Facility

Two (stable) employee at the Percé Correctional Facility tested positive for COVID-19. One employee has since recovered from the virus. So far, the detainees haven’t been affected. All detainees at the Percé facility have been tested.

Manoir St-Augustin outbreak

Sixty-five (+1) residents and thirty-two (+1) employees of Manoir St-Augustin, a private seniors’ residence (RPA) have so far, tested positive for COVID-19. Five (+2) residents have passed away as a result of COVID-19.

CHSLD Mgr-Ross Gaspé CHSLD outbreak

Less than five employees and less than five residents have so far, tested positive for COVID-19.

Updated List – Réné-Levesque School Service Centre

The Réné-Levesque School Service Centre has confirmed 4 (+1) cases. Presently, there aren’t any classrooms in quarantine.

The educational facilities with positive cases are:

  • École St-Bernard, Carleton (1 case)
  • Centre de formation professionnelle, Bonaventure (1 case)
  • École La Source, Paspébiac (2 cases)

Eastern Shores School Board

The educational facilities with positives cases are:

  • Shigawake Port-Daniel
  • Belle Anse Elementary
  • Gaspé Polyvalent
  • Gaspé Elementary.

Maria Hospital – no longer considered an outbreak: Ten employees tested positive and no patients were involved in the outbreak.

Chandler Hospital – no longer considered an outbreak: Less than five employees tested positive.

Gaspé Hospital outbreak – no longer considered an outbreak: 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-RossMulti-Services Sectorno longer considered an outbreak: Less than 5 employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The CISSS states that this part of the facility has a multifunctional purpose.

Complete portrait

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands is now 1,257* (+17). Presently, 987 (+20) individuals have recovered. There are 232 (-10) active cases in the region. The total number of deaths is 38 (+4). There are currently 9 (stable) individuals hospitalized.

*Three cases have been removed (formerly listed with the NC Detention Centre). The permanent address of those individuals is outside the region. This explains the discrepancy between 1,243 yesterday and 1,257 today.

Regional: MRC of Residence

MRC / living environmentConfirmed casesSince Sept. 1Active CasesRate/ 100000 since Sept. 1
Avignon (stable)36627823156.2
Bonaventure (stable)32026442240.4
Rocher-Percé (+6)20417032188.4
Côte-de-Gaspé (+10)320302132754.0
Haute-Gaspésie (+1)1911<5n.d.
Magdalen Islands (stable)2818<5n.d.
Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands1,2571,043232257.6

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. 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: 

126,054 (+982)6,675 (*+24)638 (+47)100 (+13)

*Five deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, one death occurred before November 10 and eighteen deaths occurred between November 10 and November 15.