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Regional update: Red zone is maintained for Maria, Carleton and Nouvelle


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.

Complete portrait

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 environmentConfirmed casesSince Sept. 1Active CasesRate/ 100000 since Sept. 1
Avignon (+11)
– Community
– Seniors’ res.




Bonaventure (+6)1004439251.9
Rocher-Percé (+3)663225188.4
Côte-de-Gaspé (+3)442612148.5
Magdalen Islands 27 178136.6
Gaspé Peninsula Magdalen Islands549335226371.9

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)
* Four deaths are from the last 24 hours, thirteen of the deaths occurred between October 2 and October 7, one death occurred prior to October 2, four deaths occurred at an unknown date and one death was removed from the count because it was determined to not be caused by COVID-19.