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A Quebec Region's COVID-19 Cases Are 'Worrying' Dubé (CORRECTION)

The majority of new cases are among young adults, according to the health minister.

Dubé Calls COVID-19 Situation In Mauricie "Worrying"

In an August 3 tweet, Quebec health minister Christian Dubé called the COVID-19 situation in Quebec's Mauricie region "worrying."

"The [rise in] cases is worrisome in Mauricie. The majority are 18-30 years old," Dubé tweeted. He said that among new cases,* "80% of these people have not received their 1st dose and none have received their 2nd dose."

Between July 22 August 2, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the Mauricie and Centre-du-Quebec region went from 17 to 150 — an increase of 133 cases, according to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ).

In Quebec, 73.7% of the population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to ministry of health data.

Over the last two weeks, Montrealers aged 20 to 29 made up 34.4% of all new COVID-19 cases in the city, with 224 new cases in the age group.

*Editor's note: An earlier version of this article's headline misstated the prevalence of vaccination in Mauricie. It has been updated.