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Regional update: 6 new cases


Public Health has announced 6 new cases of COVID-19.  One of the new cases are in Avignon MRC, three in Rocher-Percé and two in Côte-de-Gaspé.

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 and six (+1) patients 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 (+4) employees have tested positive and, so far, no patients are involved in the outbreak.

Updated List – Réné-Levesque School Service Centre

The Réné-Levesque School Service Centre has confirmed six (-11) cases. One classroom have been 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 Le Phare, Port-Daniel (1 cases – 1 class)
  • 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 724 (+6). Presently, 503 (+11) individuals have recovered. There are 195 (-6) active cases in the region. The total number of deaths is 23 . There are currently 13 (+1) individuals hospitalized.

Regional: MRC of Residence

MRC / living environmentConfirmed casesSince Sept. 1Active CasesRate/ 100000 since Sept. 1
Avignon (+1)
– Community
– Seniors’ res.




Bonaventure 18212670400.7
Rocher-Percé (+3)1067237217.8
Côte-de-Gaspé (+2)58401585.7
Haute-Gaspésie 11n.d.n.d.n.d.
Magdalen Islands (-1)26n.d.n.d.n.d.
Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands724510198219.8

*One of the Magdalen Islands cases was transferred to Côte-de-Gaspé. This explains 6 new cases but only 5 for the grand total.

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: 

95,216 (+877)6,055 (*+12)565 (+33)100 (+8)

* Five deaths occurred in the last 24 hours and seven deaths occurred between October 13 and October 18. One death was removed, it was determined not COVID-19-related.