There are 5 new cases of COVID-19 in the region. Four of the new cases are in the Rocher-Percé 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.
The Gaspé Peninsula will switch to Alert Level 4 – Red and the Magdalen Islands region will change to Alert Level 3 – Orange effective December 17 to January 10 inclusive.
Red Zone: Indoor and outdoor private gatherings in regions and territories are prohibited between December 17 and January 10 inclusively. However, during this period, those who live alone or are single parents may join another family bubble (always the same one) during this time. To see what’s permitted and what’s not please consult the following link: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/progressive-regional-alert-and-intervention-system/level-4-maximum-alert-red/
Orange Zone: Gatherings of no more than six people will be permitted. For these regions, it is recommended to do a voluntary confinement, one week before and one week after the time of the gatherings. To see what’s permitted and what’s not please consult the following link: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/progressive-regional-alert-and-intervention-system/level-3-alert-orange/
In addition to the measures associated with the alert levels, the following holiday restrictions will also be effective:
- Closure of all non-priority businesses – December 25 to January 10 inclusive. For a complete list of businesses consult the following link: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/list-commercial-enterprises/
- Large box stores will only be able to sell priority items (groceries, sanitary items, pharmaceuticals, pet food, etc.) – December 25 to January 10 inclusive
- Office parties are prohibited
- Office telework is mandatory except for workers whose physical presence is deemed by their employer to be required to maintain the ongoing activities of a public or private organization – December 17 to January 10 inclusive
- Childcare services (daycares, CPE and family care) will remain open. However, in order to limit contact during the Christmas holidays, families are advised to keep their children at home as much as possible and so inform their childcare provider beforehand.
- As for preschool and elementary school students, they will stay home, and distance learning services will be provided from December 17 to January 10 inclusively.
- Secondary school students will stay home and distance learning services, according to the usual schedule, will be provided from December 17 to January 10 inclusively.
- Sports and Recreation: Outdoor group sports, cultural and recreational activities are permitted in public settings, including courses, fitness training and guided activities, whether alone, as a family or in groups that have no more than eight participants plus one supervisor and as long as everyone stays at least 2 metres away from the other participants. Traffic must be managed in controlled access outdoor settings. In freely accessible locations, the maximum number of attendees must be posted, along with a reminder of health regulations.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands is now 1,533 (+5). Presently, 1,425 (+14) individuals have recovered. There are 65 (-9) active cases in the region. The total number of deaths is 43 (stable). There are currently 6 (+1) individuals hospitalized.
Percé Detention Centre
Fourteen (stable) employees and fourteen (stable) inmates at the Percé Detention Centre have tested positive for COVID-19. Nine (stable) employees and twelve (stable) inmate have recovered from the virus. Twenty-one individuals are currently being detained at the Percé Facility.
Regional: MRC of Residence
|MRC / living environment||Confirmed cases||Since Sept. 1||Active Cases||Rate/ 100000 since Sept. 1|
|Magdalen Islands (stable)||32||22||<5||n.d.|
|Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands||1,533||1,319||65||72.2|
Source: Gaspé Peninsula Public Health Board. n.d.: not disclosed when less than 5 for privacy reasons
The totals for the province are as follows:
|176,985 (+2,146)||7,736 (*+21)||1,010 (+5)||146 (+4)|
*Three deaths occurred in the last 24 hours and eighteen deaths occurred between December 13 and December 18.
The following are no longer considered outbreaks:
CHSLD in Maria (Residence Saint-Joseph) – no longer considered an outbreak: 24 residents and 22 staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Eleven residents passed away as a result of Covid-19. Ninety-one residents and nearly 130 employees work there.
Maria Hospital – no longer considered an outbreak: Ten employees tested positive and no patients were involved in the outbreak.
Lady Maria (RPA – Private Seniors’ Residence) – no longer considered an outbreak: Forty-four residents and thirteen employees at Lady Maria tested positive for COVID-19. The Lady Maria residence is home to 130 individuals and nearly 45 employees work there.
New Carlisle Detention Centre – no longer considered an outbreak: Forty-six inmates and eleven employees tested positive for COVID. Of those testing positive, eleven employees and forty-six inmate have recovered from the virus.
CHSLD New Carlisle – no longer considered an outbreak: Eighteen employees and fifteen residents were affected by this outbreak. Five residents from the CHSLD New Carlisle passed away as a result of COVID-19. CHSLD New Carlisle houses 66 residents and employs 118 people.
Chandler Hospital – no longer considered an outbreak: Less than five employees tested positive.
Gaspé Hospital outbreak – no longer considered an outbreak: Nine employees tested positive and less than five patients were affected by this outbreak. One patient passed away as a result of COVID-19.
Centre d’hébergement Mgr-Ross – Multi-Services Sector– no longer considered an outbreak: Less than 5 employees tested positive for COVID-19. The CISSS states that this part of the facility has a multifunctional purpose.
Manoir St-Augustin outbreak– no longer considered an outbreak: Sixty-eight residents and thirty-six employees of Manoir St-Augustin, a private seniors’ residence (RPA) tested positive for COVID-19. Seven residents passed away as a result of COVID-19.
CHSLD Mgr-Ross Gaspé CHSLD outbreak – no longer considered an outbreak: Less than five employees and six residents tested positive for COVID-19. Two residents passed away as a result of COVID-19.