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Regional update: A fourth casualty linked to the Manoir du Havre COVID-19 outbreak


CARLETON: – According to the Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands Public Health Board there is a fourth casualty linked to the Manoir du Havre COVID-19 outbreak. As with the three previous cases, the victim was “very old and very ill,” says Dr. Iv Bonnier-Viger, director general of the Public Health Board.

He is also reporting four new cases of individuals with the coronavirus, which brings the regional total to 79. Two of the new cases are attributable to the Manoir du Havre outbreak, which brings the total for that outbreak to 45. The two other cases are linked to cases that are already being followed by the Public Health Board.

This means that there is still no community transmission in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands.

The region’s Integrated Health and Social Services Centre is deploying a greater number of nurses specialized in infection prevention. All government-run seniors’ residences (CHSLDs) will permanently count on one of these nurses, and private seniors’ residences will receive daily visits.

Six people from the region are still hospitalized in Quebec City.