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Regional update: Fifteen new cases


Public Health has announced 15 new cases of COVID-19. Eight of the new cases are in Avignon MRC, three in Bonaventure MRC and four in Rocher-Percé.

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 (+1) staff members at the Maria CHSLD (government owed long-term care facility) have tested positive for COVID-19. Eight (+1) 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. 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. Five 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 twenty-six (+2) cases. Three classrooms have been quarantined.

The educational facilities with positives cases are:

  • École des Audomarois, Saint-Omer (2 cases)
  • École Bourg, Carleton-sur-Mer (3 cases – 1 class)
  • École Antoine-Bernard, Carleton-sur-Mer (1 case)
  • CFP L’Envol, Carleton-sur-Mer (3 cases)
  • CFP Chandler-Bonaventure, Bonaventure (1 case)
  • École La Source, Paspébiac (4 cases)
  • École polyvalente de Paspébiac (1 case)
  • École Le Phare, Port-Daniel (11 cases – 2 classes)

Complete portrait

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands is now 648 (+15). Presently, 381 (+34) individuals have recovered. There are 247 (-20) active cases in the region. The total number of deaths is 20 (+1). There are currently seven individuals hospitalized, a total of 33 (*+3) overall since the beginning of the pandemic. There is one patient in intensive care (stable). *two hospitalizations are from today, the other one occurred at a previous date.

Regional: MRC of Residence

MRC / living environmentConfirmed casesSince Sept. 1Active CasesRate/ 100000 since Sept. 1
Avignon (+8)
– Community
– Seniors’ res.




Bonaventure (+3)1469071406.5
Rocher-Percé (+4)865237217.8
Côte-de-Gaspé 47291268.5
Magdalen Islands27n.d.n.d.n.d.
Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands648434247274.2

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: 

88,994 (+844)5,976 (*+6)488 (+20)80 (-5)

* One death occurred in the last 24 hours, four of the deaths occurred between October 7 and October 12 and one occurred at an unknown date.