Morisi has recorded a more pronounced increase in COVID-19 cases since the start of construction holidays, especially among 18-39 year olds.
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According to information shared by the Maurice-Center-du-Quebec (CIUSSS-MCQ) Center for Health and Social Services with TVA Nouvelles on Tuesday, the reason for this is low vaccination rates and mitigation measures.
The number of active cases in Maurice and Center du Quebec has more than doubled since the report was published on July 22, when there were 19 cases in the region. In four days, this figure rose to 45. If in the spring the Center du Quebec suffered more, then it is in Morisy that the majority of 45 cases were registered, of which 38. According to the medical adviser of the Public Health Administration Sylvie Lacourcière, young people aged from 18 to 39 years old, which is a consequence of a lower vaccination rate than other age groups.
“We see that the vast majority of positive cases are not vaccinated or received both doses. COVID-19 is hitting young people right now. “
She warns against the relaxation of measures that is being felt in epidemiological studies. Since the start of summer vacation, the number of tracked contacts has increased significantly, she said.
“Many people think the pandemic is over, even though it’s not there yet. We see this in particular in campsites. Virus and Delta variant are present. More in Morisi than in some regions “
Moreover, according to the INSPQ website, 29 confirmed cases of the delta variant have been identified in the CIUSSS-MCQ territory. The region currently ranks third in the province after Montreal and Monterege. However, CIUSSS spokesman Kelly Forand assures us that the situation is under control and that outbreaks associated with this highly infectious option are being contained.
The vaccination rate is progressing slowly. 51% of the population aged 12 and over received two doses, slightly below the provincial average of 53%.