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Regional update: Six new COVID-19 cases


MARIA: – There are six new cases of COVID-19 in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands today. The regional total has now reached 125.

The six cases are all part of epidemiological clusters already under investigation by the Public Health Board.

There are two seniors included in today’s numbers; one from the Residence Saint Joseph and one from the Manoir du Havre.  At the Manoir du Havre, 27 of the 30 residents have been infected by the coronavirus, that is an infection rate of 90%. Of the six casualties in the region, five were residents of the Manoir du Havre. The sixth casualty was a woman from Chandler, who was infected in connection with the Manoir du Havre outbreak.

Today’s COVID-19 numbers also include two healthcare workers. At least 21 healthcare workers have been infected since the start of the pandemic.

Two more IGA employees now have COVID-19.  In total there are six IGA (Paspebiac and New Richmond) employees infected with COVID-19.

Fifteen individuals from the region have been hospitalized so far. Four of those victims are hospitalized outside the region, and two are currently in intensive care.