Who had COVID-19 in Quebec

Did you also know that women were significantly more affected than men? Most affected type person

-Women

-In quarantine

-Lives in Montreal

-Work in the health sector

AGE
The most affected forties

People aged 40 to 49 were the most infected with the coronavirus, followed by those aged 50 to 59. Taken together, these two age groups make up 30% of those affected, slightly more than their real weight in the population (27%). The 80 to 89 year olds make up 12% of cases in Quebec while they occupy only 3.75% of the demographic space. It is also in this age group that we find the most mortality.

Age% of cases
0-9 years 2.9%
10-19 years 4.4%
20-29 years 12.5%
30-39 years 12.8%
40-49 years 15.1%
50-59 years 14.7%
60-69 years 9%
70-79 years 7.8%
80-89 years 12%
90 and over 8.5%

SEX
Women more infected

Women represent almost 60% of coronavirus cases in Quebec, while they make up only about 50% of the population.

Women | 58.9%

Man | 41.1%

SEX & AGE
The ladies still in the majority

When we break down the sex of infected people by age category, we see that women account for almost 70% of cases in people aged 80 and over, while men account for 32%. The number of cases is generally slightly higher in women than in men in more than half of the age groups.

Age Woman Man
0 to 19 years 50% 50%
20 to 29 years 53% 47%
30 to 39 years 52% 48%
40 to 49 years 53% 47%
50-59 56% 44%
60 to 69 years 49% 51%
70 to 79 years 50% 50%
80 and over 68% 32%

COVID strikes harder in the metropolis

The island of Montreal suffered a lot this spring. Over 26,000 cases have been identified to date, representing approximately 50% of the cases in the province, and 27% of the cases across the country.

Here are the five regions with the highest number of cases

Region Number of cases% of cases in the province
Montreal 26,412 49.52%
Montérégie 7426 13.92%
Laval 5,636 10.57%
Lanaudière 4,098 7.68%
Laurentians 3,115 5.84%

The northern and eastern boroughs of the island were hit hard. Montreal North, one of the most disadvantaged areas of the metropolis, comes in the lead and accounts for almost 10% of cases in the region, and around 2,929 cases per 100,000 people.

Districts Number of cases% of cases in the region
Montreal North 2,467 9.6%
Ahuntsic-Cartierville 2,239 8.7%
Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 2,214 8.6%
Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce 2,141 8.3%
Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles 2,091 8.1%

According to Statistics Canada data, brave healthcare workers account for 21% of coronavirus cases in Quebec. Women, who outnumber men in this sector, make up almost 80% of cases. In addition, one in 10 cases reported in the province comes from schools and child care.

1- Number of cases per occupation

Not stated | 69%

Health professionals | 21% including 79% women

Adults and children from schools or daycare services | 10% including 64% women

2- The impact on health workers by region

Montreal

5,481 health workers were infected, or 21% of the total cases on the island.

-Anjou | 33% of cases in the borough

-Saint-Léonard | 30 %

-Rivière-des-Prairies – Pointe-aux-Trembles | 28%

-Montréal-Nord | 25%

Other regions

-Lanaudière | 35% as of May 12

-Montérégie | 29%

-Laval | 28% as of May 20

-Capitale-Nationale | 27% of cases in the region

-Abitibi-Témiscamingue | 16%

Cases also in prison and in the army

Prisoners and soldiers were also infected with the coronavirus. In provincial detention facilities, 99 inmates and 50 employees were reached by COVID-19. In federal correctional institutions in Quebec, this number increases to 231 inmates. The Federal Training Center, located in Laval, was particularly affected with 161 cases and one death. To date, there are also 36 contaminated soldiers, including 19 cases still active, among the soldiers who have come to lend a hand in CHSLDs.

Sources: data from the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec, the government of Quebec and Statistics Canada on 42,530 cases in Quebec between February 24 and May 18.