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Regional update: Côte-de-Gaspé sees spike in cases, ESSB releases number of cases


There are 25 new cases of COVID-19 in the region. One of the new cases is in the Avignon MRC, one in the Bonaventure MRC, two in the Rocher-Percé MRC and twenty-one in the Côte-de-Gaspé MRC. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 50,940 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the region.

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)no longer considered an outbreak: 24 residents and 22 staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Nine residents passed away as a result of Covid-19. Ninety-one residents and nearly 130 employees work there.

Lady Maria (RPA – Private Seniors’ Residence) outbreak

Forty-two residents (stable), and eleven (+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.

Maria Hospital outbreak

Ten (stable) employees have tested positive and, so far, no patients are involved in the outbreak.

CHSLD New Carlisle outbreak

Sixteen employees (stable) and fifteen (stable) residents are affected by this outbreak. Three (stable) residents from the CHSLD New Carlisle have passed away as a result of COVID-19. CHSLD New Carlisle houses 66 residents and employs 118 people.

New Carlisle Correctional Facility

One detainee and one employee at the New Carlisle Correctional Facility have tested positive for COVID-19. So far, nine detainees have been tested. There are currently 57 detainees at the New Carlisle facility.

Chandler Hospital outbreak

Less than five employees have tested positive.

Gaspé Hospital outbreak

According to the CISSS there is currently a COVID-19 outbreak at Gaspé Hospital. Nine employees (stable) have tested positive and less than five patients are affected by this outbreak. One patient has passed away as a result of COVID-19.

Centre d’hébergement Mgr-Ross outbreak

The management of the Integrated Health and Social Services Centre (CISSS) confirms that less than 5 employees of the programs and services of the Mgr-Ross in Gaspé have tested positive for COVID-19. The CISSS states that this facility has a multifunctional purpose and that currently, the outbreak does not affect the long-term care facility (CHSLD).

Manoir St-Augustin outbreak

The management of the regional Integrated Health and Social Services Centre (CISSS) has confirmed an outbreak at the Manoir St-Augustin in Gaspé. Seventeen (+7) residents and nine (+2) employees of the private seniors’ residence (RPA) have so far, tested positive for COVID-19. One (+1) residents has passed away as a result of COVID-19.

Updated List – Réné-Levesque School Service Centre

The Réné-Levesque School Service Centre has confirmed 20 (-2) cases. Five (-2) classrooms are presently quarantined.

The educational facilities with positives cases are:

  • École Antoine-Bernard, Carleton-sur-Mer (1 case)
  • École St-Donat, Maria (1 case)
  • École aux Quatre-Vents, Bonaventure (1 case)
  • Centre de formation professionnelle, Bonaventure (1 case)
  • École Polyvalent, Paspébiac (2 cases – 1 class)
  • École La Source, Paspébiac (4 cases)
  • École polyvalente Mgr Sévigny, Chandler (9 cases – 4 classes)
  • École secondaire du Littoral, Grande-Rivière (1 case)

Eastern Shores School Board

The educational facilities with positives cases are:

  • St. Patrick / St. Joseph (1 case – 2 classes)
  • Evergreen High School (0 cases – Virtual learning)
  • Belle Anse Elementary ( 1 case)
  • Gaspé Polyvalent (7 cases – 3 staff, 4 students – Virtual learning)
  • Gaspé Elementary ( 4 cases – 1 class)

Complete portrait

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands is now 1,041 (+25). Presently, 810 (+14) individuals have recovered. There are 201 (+10) active cases in the region. The total number of deaths is 30 (+1). There are currently 9 (-3) individuals hospitalized.

Regional: MRC of Residence

MRC / living environmentConfirmed casesSince Sept. 1Active CasesRate/ 100000 since Sept. 1
Avignon (+1)35426624163.0
Bonaventure (+1)28522945257.6
Rocher-Percé (+2)17013633194.3
Côte-de-Gaspé (+21)18817098559.8
Haute-Gaspésie (stable)17n.d.n.d.n.d.
Magdalen Islands27n.d.n.d.n.d.
Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands1,041827201223.1

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, with the exception of the following three municipalities: Maria, Carleton-sur-Mer and Nouvelle, which are at Alert Level 4 – Red. As of November 6, the Magdalen Islands region will change to Alert Level 2 – Yellow.

Please consult previous posts for measures related to each Alert Level.

The totals for the province are as follows: 

112,189 (+1,133)6,403 (*+25)539 (+1)77 (-5)

*Five deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, three deaths occurred before October 30, fifteen deaths occurred between October 30 and November 4 and two deaths occurred at an unknown date.