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Regional update: Majority of today’s cases are in the Bonaventure MRC


Public Health has announced 27 new cases of COVID-19. Eight of the new cases are in Avignon MRC, fifteen in Bonaventure MRC, three in Rocher-Percé and one in Côte-de-Gaspé. Tracing is currently underway for all the new cases.

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 23 (stable). Twenty (+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

Thirty-nine residents (stable), and eight (stable) employees at Lady Maria have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Lady Maria residence is home to 130 individuals and nearly 45 staff members work there.

Complete portrait

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands is now 576 (+27). Presently, 319 (+10) individuals have recovered. There are 239 (+13) active cases in the region. The total number of deaths is 18 (stable). There are currently six individuals hospitalized, a total of 29 (+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 (+8)
– Community
– Seniors’ res.




Bonaventure (+15)1155952297.7
Rocher-Percé (+3)693527158.9
Côte-de-Gaspé (+1)45271374.3
Magdalen Islands27n.d.n.d.NA
Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands576362239265.3

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: 

85,191 (+1097)5,950 (*+14)444 (+11)73 (+6)

* Three deaths are from the last 24 hours, seven of the deaths occurred between October 3 and October 8, four deaths occurred prior to October 3.