Public Health has announced 23 new cases of COVID-19. Eleven of the new cases are in Avignon MRC, six in Bonaventure MRC, three in Rocher-Percé and three 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 (+1) 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.
Update – Réné-Levesque School Service Centre
The Réné-Levesque School Service Centre has confirmed twenty-two (+5) cases. Three classrooms have been quarantined. The educational facilities with positives cases are: CFP Chandler-Bonaventure, Bonaventure; CFP L’Envol, Carleton-sur-Mer; École Antoine-Bernard, Carleton-sur-Mer; École Bourg, Carleton-sur-Mer (1 class); École des Audomarois, Saint-Omer; and École Le Phare, Port-Daniel (2 classes).
Twinning with New Brunswick communities
The twinning of communities that allowed for non-essential day trips by residents of Listuguj First Nation and Pointe-à-la-Croix, Quebec has been suspended by the New Brunswick government
Residents of Listuguj First Nation and Pointe-à-la-Croix, will be permitted entry to obtain essential goods and services not available to them in their own community. Travel will also continue to be permitted for work, medical appointments, child custody agreements and to obtain child care. Kindergarten to grade 8 students from Quebec who attend school in New Brunswick will be permitted to cross into New Brunswick. High school students will be switched to remote learning beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands is now 549 (+23). Presently, 305 (+10) individuals have recovered. There are 226 (+13) active cases in the region. The total number of deaths is 18 (stable). There are currently six (-1) individuals hospitalized, a total of 28 overall since the beginning of the pandemic. There is one patient in intensive care (stable). As of October 7, a total of 31,168 COVID-19 have been processed in the region.
Regional: MRC of Residence
|MRC / living environment||Confirmed cases||Since Sept. 1||Active Cases||Rate/ 100000 since Sept. 1|
– Seniors’ res.
|Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands||549||335||226||371.9|
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:
|84,094 (+1102)||5,936 (*+21)||433 (+8)||67 (-1)|