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Regional update: Gaspé Peninsula is rewarded for its diligence


For the seventh day in a row there are no new cases of Covid in the region and even better news is that there are zero active cases. Three individuals are currently hospitalized (1 hospitalized in the region). Those individuals were admitted due to Covid-19 complications, they have since tested negative, but are still hospitalized due to other factors. The total number of cases in the region is 1695.

At a 5 p.m. press briefing Premier François Legault announced that Quebec businesses (stores, hairdressers, personal care, etc.) will be permitted to reopen as of February 8, but a curfew will remain in place. The ban on indoor gatherings will continue, as well as mandatory working-from-home. Gradually CEGEP and university students will be permitted to return to class, depending on each educational facility’s situation. It is still advised to not travel inter-regionally, however, roadblocks will not be installed.

The Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands is one of six regions that will move to Alert Level 3 (orange). Effective Monday, February 8, the curfew for those six regions will be extended to 9:30 p.m. Restaurants , museums, libraries and gyms will be permitted to reopen under strict guidelines. In addition, outdoor activities such as skiing will be permitted for a maximum of eight people per group. These measures will be in effect until February 22.

Provincial numbers:

  • Total cases 264,526
  • Total new cases +1,053
  • Recovered cases 234,537
  • Total deaths 9,862
  • New deaths +36
  • Current hospitalizations 1,110
  • New hospitalizations -34
  • Total individuals in ICU 178
  • New individuals in ICU -5
  • Total vaccinations administered 240,830
  • New vaccinations administered +356