Quebec public health officials have confirmed to MTL Blog that a 19-year-old has passed away due to complications resulting from COVID-19. The individual represents the youngest death from COVID-19 in Quebec.
Officials were unable to offer any more details that could further identify them due to laws protecting personal medical records.
19 years old
Youngest COVID-19 death in Quebec
According to authorities, 3,279 people between the ages of 10 and 19 have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Quebec, 31 of them have been hospitalized, including six that were placed in intensive care.
The 80-89 age group represents over 40% of COVID-19 deaths in the province.
As of August 20, a total of 5,730 people have died in Quebec as a result of novel coronavirus infections.
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