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Regional update: one new case in Avignon


There is one new cases of COVID-19 to announce today. An investigation is underway, for the moment the case doesn’t appear to be linked with those in Campbellton, New Brunswick.

The total number of cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands is 186, of those cases 173 have recovered (93%). The total number of deaths is 9. Eighteen people have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19. Forty-six health care workers in the region have contracted the virus (18 of them are CISSS employees).

The breakdown of the 186 cases by health region (containing a hospital) is as follows: 

  • Bay of Chaleur sector – 135 (an increase of one)
  • Rocher-Percé sector – 29 (stable)
  • Magdalen Islands – 9 (stable)
  • Côte-de-Gaspé – 11 (stable)
  • Haute-Gaspésie – n.d. (stable)

Distribution of deaths by living environment *

Gaspé-Magdalen Islands22590.2%
Prov. Total2343291465167891575105100%

*CH: hospital centre; CHSLD: long-term care; RI: Intermediate Resource; RPA: private seniors’ residence. source: inspq

Regional: MRC of Residence of the Cases

MRC / living environmentConfirmed casesRate per 100,000Active cases
Avignon (+1)
– Community
– Manoir du havre
– Residence Saint Joseph
Magdalen Islandsn.d.n.d.<5
Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands186206.54 (2.2%)

n.d. (not divulged because of confidentiality due to low numbers).
Source: Gaspé Peninsula Public Health Board

The totals for the province are as follows: 

  • 5105  – deaths (an increase of 24, 14 of which took place before June 3)
  • 53,485  – positive cases (an increase of 144)
  • 871 – total hospitalizations (a decrease of 43)
  • 114 – people in intensive care (a decrease of 3)

*As of May 19, the number of cured patients who are still hospitalized because they are waiting to be transferred will be excluded from the total number of hospitalizations. With the withdrawal of these patients, there is a significant decrease in the number of regular hospitalizations, but no decrease in the number of intensive care hospitalizations.