We talked a lot of older people and of the coronavirus, but did you know that Quebecers are the most likely to contract the virus are in quarantine ? Did you also know that women were significantly more affected than men ? Our Bureau of investigation has focused on the demographic characteristics of people who have had the COVID-19, and present findings that might surprise you.
Person-type is the most affected
- In the quarantine
- Lives in Montreal
- Worked in the field of health
The forties are most affected
People 40 to 49 years old were the most infected by the coronavirus, followed by 50 to 59 years of age. Together, these two age groups make up 30 % of the affected people, a little more than their actual weight in the population (27 %). 80 to 89 years of age make up 12 % of the cases in Quebec so that they occupy no more than 3.75 percent of the area population. It is also in this age group that one finds most of the mortality.
|Age||% of cases|
|0-9 years||2,9 %|
|20-29 years||12,5 %|
|30-39 years||12,8 %|
|40-49 years||15,1 %|
|50-59 years||14.7% of the|
|60-69 years||9 %|
|70-79 years||7,8 %|
|80-89 years||12 %|
|90 years and over||8,5 %|
The women who are more contaminated
Women represent nearly 60 % of the cases of coronavirus in Quebec, while they represent about 50 % of the population.
Women | 58,9 %
Man | 41,1 %
SEX & AGE
The ladies still in the majority
When one dissects the gender of the people infected by age categories, we note that women comprise nearly 70 % of cases in persons 80 years of age and over, while men account for 32 %. The number of cases is generally a little higher among women than among men in more than half of all age groups.
|0 to 19 years||50 %||50 %|
|20 to 29 years old||53 %||47 %|
|30 to 39 years old||52 %||48 %|
|40 to 49 years old||53 %||47 %|
|50 to 59 years old||56 %||44 %|
|60 to 69 years old||49 %||51 %|
|70 to 79 years||50 %||50 %|
|80 years and more||68 %||32 %|
The COVID hits harder in the metropolis
The island of Montreal has suffered a lot this spring. More than 26 000 cases have been reported to date, which represents approximately 50 % of cases in the province, and 27 % of cases in the country.
Here are the five regions with the largest number of cases
|Region||Number of cases||% of cases in the province|
Montreal-North hit hard
The districts in the north and east of the island have been hit hard. Montreal-Nord, one of the poorest neighbourhoods of the metropolis, arrives in a platoon head, and has nearly 10 % of cases in the region, and about 2929 cases per 100 000 people.
|Boroughs||Number of cases||% of cases in the region|
Healthcare workers at the front
According to the data of Statistics Canada, the brave health care workers represent 21 % of the cases of coronavirus in Quebec. The women, who are more numerous than men in this sector, forming approximately 80 % of cases. In addition, a 10 cases reported in the province from schools and childcare services.
1 – Number of cases by occupation
Not stated | 69 %
Health professionals | 21 % , including 79 % of women
Adults and children at schools or child care services | 10 % , including 64 % of women
2 – The impact on health workers by region
5481 health care workers have been infected, or 21 % of the total cases on the island.
- Anjou | 33 % of the cases in the borough
- Saint-Léonard | 30 %
- Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles | 28 %
- Montreal-North | 25 %
- Lanaudière | 35 % dated may 12,
- Montérégie | 29 %
- Laval | 28 % as of may 20,
- Capitale-Nationale | 27 % of cases in the region
- Abitibi-Témiscamingue | 16 %
Case also in prison and in the army
Prisoners and soldiers have also been infected by the coronavirus. In provincial prisons, 99 inmates and 50 employees have been affected by the COVID-19. In the federal correctional institutions in Quebec, this number climbs to 231 inmates. The federal training Centre, located in Laval, has been particularly affected with 161 cases and one death. There are also to this day 36 soldiers contaminated, of which 19 cases still active, including the military came to lend a hand in NURSING homes.
Sources : data from the national Institute of public health of Québec, the government of Québec and Statistics Canada 42 530 cases in Québec between 24 February and 18 may.