Quebec sees worrying spike in COVID-19 infections among young people


Quebec public health authorities say they are seeing a worrying spike in infections among teens and young adults.

Deputy premier Genevieve Guilbault told a news conference today a significant portion of the daily COVID-19 cases in the province involve people between the ages of 15-34.

Guilbault says despite the fact the COVID-19 situation in Quebec remains under control, young people need to recognize they are not immune from health complications tied to the novel coronavirus.

The minister also says she was shocked to see images of anti-mask protests in Montreal and Quebec City over the weekend, during which protesters accosted journalists and failed to follow health directives.

She says authorities will crack down on protesters who put the health of others at risk.

Health officials today reported 145 additional cases of COVID-19 since Sunday, bringing the total to 58,728.

There were no new deaths reported.