Public health officials in the Capitale-Nationale region announced Tuesday that a total of 30 COVID-19 cases have been linked to a single bar in Quebec City.

Dr. Jacques Girard, interim regional public health director, called the situation involving the local Bar Le Kirouac "concerning."

Respect the sanitary measures in place, especially when [...] in the presence of alcohol.

Dr. Jacques Girard, CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale

The situation is part of the reason why, on Tuesday, the Capitale-Nationale region surpassed Montreal in the number of newly reported cases.

The announcement came one day after Quebec Premier François Legault said that the province had seen an increase in cases in the last two weeks.

This latest uptick in cases, he said, touched regions across Quebec and isn't concentrated in Montreal.

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