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Regional update: Walk-in clinics close, but more vaccines to arrive next week


There are three new cases of COVID-19 bringing the overall total number of cases in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands to 1773. There are currently 16 active cases and one hospitalization.


Two of the cases of variants that the INSPQ had registered under the Gaspé Peninsula-Magdalen Islands have been re-filed under the location where the individuals involved currently reside. That leaves two cases of the variant confirmed in the region.

  • Avignon (+1)
    • Active cases: 7
  • Bonaventure
    • Active cases: 0
  • Rocher-Percé (+1)
    • Active cases: <5
  • Côte-de-Gaspé (+1)
    • Active cases: <5
  • Haute-Gaspésie
    • Active cases: <5
  • Magdalen Islands
    • Active cases: <5

Walk-in Vaccination Clinics

According to the Gaspé Peninsula CISSS the 2,300 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine that were available at the walk-in clinics have all been used. There will be another shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines next week and the CISSS “will keep you posted on the new vaccination schedule in the coming days.”

Residents of Orange and Red zones are no longer permitted to travel to the Gaspé, unless they:

  • have a main residence on the Gaspé, or must do maintenance work on their secondary residence on the Gaspé
  • are transporting goods
  • are travelling for humanitarian purposes
  • are travelling to obtain health care services
  • are travelling for work or for educational purposes
  • have shared custody involving two zones

Note: You are responsible for having the necessary evidence (example: custody court order papers) in your possession and be able to present the evidence to SQ officers during random checks.

Gaspesians who are returning after being in a Red or Orange zone for one of the above mentioned reasons:

  • Are exempt from quarantine.
  • Quarantine is still recommended by the CISSS and Public Health even if you are exempt in order to protect Gaspesians from the spread of the virus and the variants.

Gaspesians who are returning after being in a Red or Orange zone for any other reason:

  • Must adhere to a strict mandatory quarantine of 2 weeks
  • Keep a distance of two metres from the other occupants of the house
  • Do not visit people from another address
  • Do not go to public places
  • Essential outings only (example: medical, legal, humanitarian)
  • Notify call your health facility if an appointment is scheduled during your quarantine period, in order to determine the required precautions to follow for your appointment.

The Public Health board would like to also remind citizens that everyone must be particularly attentive to the symptoms of colds, flu, gastro and COVID-19.

If a symptom appears:

  • If necessary, complete the online self-assessment form
  • Completely isolate yourself for 10 days or until terminated by public health
  • Make an appointment to get tested as soon as possible
  • Inform those you live with that they too must self-isolate, at least until the test result is obtained
  • The telephone number to call for a screening appointment is 1-877-644-4545. If you are redirected to voicemail, leave a message and someone will call you back.
  • Be prudent, a negative result can be falsely reassuring. Even if you receive a negative result and despite vaccinations, it is essential to continue to apply all the precautions.

Regional numbers:

  • Total cases: 1,773
  • Total new cases: 3
  • Active cases: 16
  • Recovered cases: 1,711
  • Total deaths: 46
  • Total hospitalizations: 128
  • Current hospitalizations: 1

Provincial numbers:

  • Total cases: 324,848
  • Total new cases: 1,754
  • Recovered cases: 301,740
  • Total deaths: 10,737
  • New deaths: +13
  • Current hospitalizations: 583
  • New hospitalizations: +14
  • Total individuals in ICU: 138
  • New individuals in ICU: +4
  • Total vaccinations administered: 1,829,011