CARLETON – The Public Health Board is reporting one new case of COVID-19 in the Gaspé Peninsula and the Magdalen Islands. That new case is due to a statistical adjustment in the Health department’s numbers.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the region has reached 171. The total number of casualties is stable at eight. Ten additional individuals have recovered, for a total of 122. Currently only one person is hospitalized in Rimouski. The number of health sector employees who have contracted COVID-19 is stable at 40.
Meanwhile, the mayor of Pointe-à-la-Croix, Pascal Bujold, spoke with staff at the office of New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs on the morning of May 7. The mayor asked if more coherence could be shown by the agents controlling the check point located near the J.C. Van Horne bridge in Campbellton.
The norms applied to allow Gaspesians entry to New Brunswick to purchase essential goods, are quite inconsistent, according to Mayor Bujold.
Premier Higgs has stated repeatedly that Quebecers must have access to those essential goods, but the New Brunswick decree pertaining to that access is not always respected by those in charge of the check point, namely RCMP officers and game wardens.
The breakdown of the 171 cases by health region (containing a hospital) is as follows:
- Bay of Chaleur sector – 128 (stable)
- Rocher-Percé sector – 27 (an increase of 1)
- Magdalen Islands – 9 (stable)
- Côte-de-Gaspé – 5 (stable)
- Haute-Gaspésie – less than 5 (stable)
Note: The Public Health Board does not release numbers in a sector if the number of cases is less than five. The total of confirmed cases in a health region does not always correspond to the sum of cases in that health region (RLS) due to unknown values, data entry errors or transfers between regions. The total in one health region won’t necessarily correspond with the total for the outbreaks in that health region, since some cases are located (reside) in other health regions.
The totals for the province are as follows:
- 2631 deaths (an increase of 121)
- 35, 238 positive cases (an increase of 911)
- 1836 total hospitalizations (a decrease of 4)
- 224 people in intensive care (an increase of 11)