Quebec's Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) has released new data breaking down the province's COVID-19 numbers by age and sex.\nThe data, last updated on October 23, differs slightly from the province's official data, mostly due to the fact that some cases are reported as having an unknown age or sex.\nThe data provides key insight into the realities of COVID-19 for different segments of the population.\nEditor's Choice: A New UQAM Study Uncovers Dark Truths About Sexual Violence At Quebec CEGEPs\n\nWhat are Quebec's latest COVID-19 figures?\n\n \n \n \n \n \n Meunierd | Dreamstime\n \n \n \nAs of October 24, according to provincial data, there were 1,009 new cases of the virus for a total of 99,235 cases.\nIn the last 24 hours, Quebec added 26 new deaths to its death toll: five that occurred overnight, one that occurred at an unknown date, 17 that occurred between October 17 and October 22 and three that occurred before the 17.\nThe total number of Quebecers who have died from the virus has now reached 6,132.\nHospitalizations in the province also continue to rise. Nine new hospitalizations were reported on October 24, for a total of 549 COVID-19-related hospitalizations in the province.\nQuebec's intensive care units decreased by six patients, for a total of 93 patients in Quebec ICUs. \n\nHow does COVID-19 affect different sexes in Quebec?\n\n \n \n \n \n \n Martine Oge | Dreamstime\n \n \n \nAccording to INSPQ data, as of October 23, women make up more than half of COVID-19 cases in the province at 55.3%. Men make up 44.7% of cases.\nThat's 1,250 COVID-positive women per 100,000 Quebecers, and 1,057 men per 100,000 Quebecers.\nWomen aged 20 to 29 make up the largest proportion of cases in the province, at 8,776 cases, or approximately 8.8% of total Quebec cases.\nThe same is true for COVID-19 deaths in Quebec. Women make up the largest proportion with 54.7% of total deaths. However, most deaths occur in women over the age of 90.\n\nHow does COVID-19 affect different age groups in Quebec?\n\n \n \n \n \n \n Marc Bruxelle | Dreamstime\n \n \n \nQuebecers aged 20 to 29 still make up the largest proportion of total cases in the province, at 16.3%. This amounts to 16,190 cases, according to the INSPQ.\nThis is especially evident leading up to the second wave as well as throughout the period — between July and October — when those aged 20 to 29 made up 17-30.6% of monthly cases.\nThe week of September 27, the province saw 1,435 new cases in this age group alone.\nThis month has been the worst month of the pandemic for young people. The province reported that 3,937 people aged 20 to 29 were infected with COVID-19 in October. \nChildren aged zero to nine years old make up the smallest proportion of cases in Quebec, at 4.2% of total cases. This amounts to just over 4,000 cases.\nNo deaths were logged for Quebecers under 40.\nThose aged 80 to 89 make up the largest proportion of deaths in the province, at 40.2% of Quebec's total deaths.