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Regional update: All five of today’s new cases located in the Rocher-Percé MRC


There are 5 new cases of COVID-19 in the region. All five new cases are located in the Rocher-Percé 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.

Percé Detention Centre

Fourteen (+1) employees and fourteen (+1) inmates at the Percé Detention Centre have tested positive for COVID-19. Four (stable) employees and nine (stable) inmate have recovered from the virus. Twenty-three individuals are currently being detained at the Percé Facility.

CHSLD Mgr-Ross Gaspé CHSLD outbreak

Less than five employees and six (stable) residents have so far, tested positive for COVID-19. Two (stable) residents have passed away as a result of COVID-19.

Updated List – Réné-Levesque School Service Centre

The Réné-Levesque School Service Centre has confirmed 20 (-1) cases. Six (stable) classrooms are presently quarantined.

The educational facilities with positive cases are:

  • École Sacré-Coeur, Newport (2 cases – 1 class)
  • École Mgr Sévigny, Chandler (3 cases – 1 class)
  • École St-Joseph, Chandler (14 cases – 3 classes )
  • École Sainte-Paul, Pabos (1 case – 1 class)

Eastern Shores School Board

The educational facilities with positives cases are:

  • Evergreen High School, Chandler (1 case)

St. Patrick Elementary School in Chandler is now closed as a result of the number of COVID-19 positive cases at École St-Joseph. “As you may be aware, we share the building with St. Joseph’s and our students share busing, have a common recess, daycare, etc. That said, we felt incumbent to remove our students out of caution, especially prior to the Christmas holidays,” says Hugh Wood, Director General of the Eastern Shores School Board.

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 Centreno longer considered an outbreak: Forty-six inmates and eleven employees tested positive for COVID. Of those testing positive, eleven employees and forty-five (+1) 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-RossMulti-Services Sectorno 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 outbreakno 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.

Complete portrait

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands is now 1,497 (+5). Presently, 1,366 (+10) individuals have recovered. There are 88 (-5) active cases in the region. The total number of deaths is 43 (stable). There are currently 6 (stable) individuals hospitalized.

Regional: MRC of Residence

MRC / living environmentConfirmed casesSince Sept. 1Active CasesRate/ 100000 since Sept. 1
Avignon (stable)375287<5n.d.
Bonaventure (stable)366310528.6
Rocher-Percé (+5)31327957335.6
Côte-de-Gaspé (stable)3803621797.1
Haute-Gaspésie (stable)3123<554.8
Magdalen Islands (stable)3222<5n.d.
Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands1,4971,2838897.7

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: 

167,276 (+1,741)7,571 (*+39)959 (+69)125 (+3)

*Seven deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, thirty deaths occurred between December 8 and December 13 and two occurred at an unknown date. One death was removed, it was not COVID-19 related.