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Regional update: CISSS announces outbreak at CHSLD New Carlisle


Public Health has announced 26 new cases of COVID-19. Four of the new cases are in Avignon MRC, sixteen in Bonaventure MRC, four in Rocher-Percé and two in Côte-de-Gaspé. Tracing is currently underway for all the new cases.

The CISSS de la Gaspésie has set up a crisis unit to coordinate all actions related to the outbreaks underway in the Bay of Chaleur area. In addition, each outbreak is monitored by a management committee.

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 (+1). Twenty-one (stable) staff members at the Maria CHSLD (government owed long-term care facility) have tested positive for COVID-19. Seven (stable) 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 (+1), and nine (+1) 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. Currently, fewer than five employees are affected by this outbreak, and no residents have been affected. 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. Less than five employees have tested positive and, so far, no patients are involved in the outbreak.

Complete portrait

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands is now 622 (+26). Presently, 338 (+5) individuals have recovered. There are 265 (+20) active cases in the region. The total number of deaths is 19 (+1). There are currently five individuals hospitalized, a total of 30 (+1) overall since the beginning of the pandemic. There is one patient in intensive care (stable).

Regional: MRC of Residence

MRC / living environmentConfirmed casesSince Sept. 1Active CasesRate/ 100000 since Sept. 1
Avignon (+4)
– Community
– Seniors’ res.




Bonaventure (+16)1398371406.5
Rocher-Percé (+4)804636211.9
Côte-de-Gaspé (+2)47291480
Magdalen Islands27n.d.n.d.n.d.
Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands622408265294.2

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: 

86,976 (+843)5,965 (*+12)457 (+20)75 (+3)

* Four deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, eight of the deaths occurred between October 5 and October 10.